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Raw Local Sun Dried Bee Pollen 4oz

Raw Local Sun Dried Bee Pollen 4oz

Regular price $20.00 Sale

Bee Pollen or Bee Bread is a perfectly formed wad of pollen that has been packed by foraging honeybees into balls with added honey or nectar. The worker bees then take those fabulous little wads and stuffs them into empty cells with their fuzzy little noggins for later use. During the stuffing, the pollen is mixed with nectar, enzymes, fungi, and bacterial organisms. Bee Pollen is the main source of protein for the entire hive, and with good reason, bee pollen is made up 35-50% protein depending on the floral types collected!

This stuff is truly amazing!

One of the most interesting facts about bee pollen is that it cannot be synthesized in a laboratory. When researchers take away a bee's pollen-filled comb and feed her manmade pollen, the bee dies even though all the known nutrients are present in the lab-produced synthesized food. Many thousands of chemical analyses of bee pollen have been made with the very latest diagnostic equipment, but there are still some elements present in bee pollen that science cannot identify. The bees add some mysterious "extra" of their own. These unidentifiable elements may very well be the reason bee pollen works so spectacularly against so many diverse conditions of ill health.

So how do you eat bee pollen you ask??? Well, you can take a spoonful with a big glass of water, you can sprinkle it on icecream and salads, add it to smoothies...the sky's the limit!!!

Now "they" do warn that pregnant women and breastfeeding women should stay away from bee pollen due to its raw nature and that in some folks it can cause severe allergic reactions. If you are one of those people that have severe allergies to pollen, I would advise to refrain from adding bee pollen to your diet. If you are pregnant or nursing, please check with your doctor or your child's pediatrician prior adding bee pollen to your diet.