Bee Pollen

What is it?

Besides collecting nectar from flowers, bees select only those pollens that contain the greatest amounts of potein and other nutrients.  The bees mix them with nectar and some of the bees’ own secretions and take them to the hives.  Bees use this pollen as food.

What does it do?

Bee pollen contains much more protein per ounce than  any other natural food.  It also contains a wide variety of other nutrients.

Bee pollen seems to supply something that some unhealthy, stressed and aging people lack and need.  It is used to retard hardening of the arteries and to strengthen the circulatory system.  It is also used to combat the symptoms of illnesses and allergies.  It is believed to regulate the function of the endocrine system.  When eaten after meals, it is believed to aid digestion.  It also stops some womens’ menstrual cramps.

Bee pollen is believed to reduce stress and increase alertness and stamina.  Olympic and other athletes use pollen as a low-calorie protein source and also as a quick, yet sustained source of energy.

Applied to the skin, bee pollen in believed to help heal wounds and acne.

A very few people are allergic to bee pollen.  Therefore, it is suggested that people start off taking small amounts and gradually increase the amount until they are taking two teaspoonfuls daily.  If allergic symptoms occur, temporarily decrease the amount taken.  Soon, the symptoms will disappear.

What does it taste like?

Bee pollen looks like tiny yellow, tan, orange, and brown balls.  It varies in taste depending on the plants from which it comes.  Some bee pollen has a slightly sweet and nut-like flavor.  Some is bitter.  It can be eaten alone or mixed with any cold food or thick cold beverage.

What does it contain?

Bee pollen will contain differing amounts of nutrients depending on its source.