I felt the need to do an article on Bee Pollen. Some of you have seen these little beauties in jars, touted as a super food and sold at farmers markets and health food outlets. So what is it about bee pollen and what are its health benefits?
So why do Beed create Bee Pollen?
Pollen is collected by bees and packed with saliva and honey to create sacs (pollen pants) that they carry on their hind legs on their carry back to the hive. This will ferment into “bee bread” which feeds the Bee colony.
Beekeepers will attach a “comb” to the entrance which will gently rub some of the pollen off the legs of the Bee and catch it in a trap. The Keeper then collects the bee pollen and get it ready for packaging and sales.
What is so special about bee pollen?
- Lots with nutrients: essential amino acids, wide array of vitamins and fatty acids.
- Helps with allergies: It aids in preventing the release of histamine which causes allergies but it is important to purchase it locally. Mix it with a spoonful of honey and see the difference!
Serious anti-inflammatory properties
How should you take pollen?
Adults should start at a ¼ tsp a day and work your way up to a max of 2 tbsp a day. For children, start them at just a few granules and children ages 2 to 6 should take max 1/3 an adult dose; children 6 to 12 should take max 1/2 an adult dose. Children 12 and over can take the low end of an adult dose.
Slightly nutty, a little bitter and sweet – My favorite is on yogurt, smoothie or baked goods. You can even eat a spoonful!
Keep in mind, if you are allergic to bees to please discuss this with your Dr. before taking this as a supplement.
Available at our farm shop for pickup only.