Bee pollen is a mixture of flower pollen, nectar and honey. When the bees are out and about, flying from flower to flower, they pick up pollen and bring it back to the hive on their legs.
Bee pollen is loaded with B vitamins, amino acids, vitamins and protein. In fact, ounce for ounce, bee pollen has more protein than steak, fish or eggs. It is considered a complete food.
Many people take bee pollen for seasonal allergies.
Bee pollen can be added to smoothies or yogurt, tossed into a salad or sprinkled on top of your morning oatmeal.
The taste is slightly sweet. (I personally think it tastes like Grape Nuts cereal).
Start with just a few grains daily when beginning to take bee pollen. Over the course of several weeks, work your way up to half a teaspoon. Take daily.
Store in a cool, dry cupboard.
Brighton Wool & Honey Co. keeps many of their hives at Elderberry Marsh Farm. We are proud to offer their bee pollen.