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Apis mellifera, the Western honeybee, and our company's namesake works tirelessly collecting nectar and pollen from the flora surrounding their hive. Pollen is collected by foraging honeybees and brought back to the hive as an important resource for protein, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Like honey, bee pollen will vary in color depending on the floral source it was collected from. The spectrum of colors in the jar is representative of a multitude of floral sources found throughout the United States. This is a natural product and variation in color, taste, and odor is normal.
Net Wt. 2.82 oz (80 g)
Bee Careful: Exercise caution when first taking bee products as some people can have an allergic reaction. Not recommended for children under 1 year of age.
Curious about bee pollen?
- Bee pollen has been described as having a floral, earthy flavor profile, although its flavor can vary depending on the floral source. It has a slightly grainy or crunchy texture and makes an excellent addition to smoothies, yogurt, or granola.
- Take 1 or 2 teaspoons of bee pollen daily. Over time, increase to one tablespoon. Exercise caution when first taking bee products as some people can have an allergic reaction.
- Refrigerate after opening
Bee fact: A foraging worker bee can about half her own weight in bee pollen!
What is bee pollen?
Bee pollen is collected by Apis mellifera, the honeybee, during foraging flights to flowers surrounding the hive. As a honeybee visits a flower, pollen sticks to the hairs covering the body of the bee. The pollen is collected by the bee and stuffed into receptacles called corbiculae on the back of their hind legs. These stores of pollen are often called "pollen sacs" or "pollen baskets." Bee pollen is used as an important protein resource for the colony.