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7 Remarkable Benefits of Bee Pollen

7 Remarkable Benefits of Bee Pollen When a worker bee is foraging for pollen, each time the bee lands on a flower, pollen sticks to the body and legs of the bee.  Honey bees then gather this pollen and compress is using their hind legs into formed pellets or granules.  These bee pollen granules are stored on the hind legs of the bee in corbiculae, or pollen baskets where the collected pollen is stored for the return flight to the hive. Bee pollen is a mixture of bee secretions, wax, enzymes, honey, flower nectar. The female worker bees transport this mixture back to the hive where it is stored in honeycomb cells. In order to collect bee pollen, beekeepers use a pollen...

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Why Should You Eat Local Honey?

Why Should You Eat Local Honey? You might have heard that local honey is good for you. Is it? The answer is yes! Local wildflower honey has a number of benefits, as long as it is raw, which means the honey has not been pasteurized. Pasteurization generally destroys the nutritional value of honey, so it's best to avoid heating honey above 145 degrees.  So, what are the benefits of local honey? Antioxidants Raw honey contains traces of plant matter that contain valuable antioxidants that help protect your body from cell damage and encourage overall health. These include polyphenols, which support digestion, brain health, and help protect your heart. Treatment for a Sore Throat If you have a sore throat, whether...

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