What is Bee Pollen and what is it is good for? That is the most common question we get at shows.
Bee pollen is pellets containing over 2 million grains of pollen collected by bees from flowers. They have been compressed together with a little honey. The bee flies flower to flower carefully collecting the pollen and putting it in the pollen baskets on her legs. While flying between flowers she can clean the pollen that has stuck her fuzzy body and legs to put in the baskets as well. This pollen on the bee’s body is what is cross pollinating over 80% of the world’s green plants. One teaspoon of pollen is the work of one bee working 8 hours a day for a month.
Bee pollen is like the bread of the bee colony. It is used to feed the young bees. Bee pollen cannot be synthesized, bees cannot survive on bee pollen made in laboratories .
Bee pollen is around 40% protein, it contains all the essential vitamins and minerals as well as fatty acids, amino acids and carbohydrates. It can be considered a complete nutrient. Bee pollen can help boost energy, calm allergies, aid digestion and help nutritional deficiencies.
Sprinkle it on cereal, or granola or blend it up in your smoothie.
Morning Buzz Smoothie
½-1t Heavenly Honey Bee Pollen
½ cup milk, milk substitute, juice, water or combination
1t Heavenly Honey Creamed Honey with Bee Pollen and Royal Jelly (or to taste)
Handful of mixed frozen fruit (try mango, peach & strawberry)
Splash of pure vanilla extract
½ cup yogurt
1T chia seed
1T flax seed
Blend all ingredients in a blender or with a stick blender until smooth. Enjoy!
All of Heavenly Honey’s honey products contain bee pollen, try creamed honey with bee pollen or creamed honey with bee pollen and royal jelly (all about royal jelly is a future post!) which have 4%/2% by weight pollen added for an extra pollen kick or use our bee pollen to supplement your everyday routine.