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Bee and Bee Products II

By June 14, 2022No Comments

POLLEN

Bees are Vital to Our Survival on the Planet

Over the course of the evolution of our planet earth, we have become a part of a super complex interdependency of live and living creatures. Perhaps the most important of these interdependencies is the little bee, for without them there would be no pollination and no pollination means no plant life could survive. Bees lie at the heart of our survival. They pollinate 1 in 3 bites of food we eat and are essential to the health and prosperity of countless ecosystems. It is incredibly important that everyone understand the importance of bees and how we are dependent on them, and it seems, among other important things, it could be the most important.

What is Bee Pollen?

Bee pollen is the most complete superfood found in nature. Bee pollen is flower pollen that’s collected by worker bees, mixed with nectar and bee saliva, and then packed into honeycomb cells in the hive. Bee pollen provides nutritional food for bees. It is used by bees for food for the queen bee and the worker bees.  It is a natural mixture of bee secretions, honey, enzymes, wax, and flower pollen. Bees forage and collect pollen from a variety of plants. When the bees return to the beehive with the pollen, it is converted into the form of fats, minerals, and proteins. It may also contain other compounds, such as enzymes, bee wax, honey, and nectar. The type of plants the bees harvest, together with other ingredients, affect the composition of the bee pollen.

Raiding the hive for this precious food can destroy the hive. So it is a product with scarcity, therefore highly valuable, and should be taken in non-harmful and limited proportions. Excessive collection by beekeepers has destroyed hives.

How is it Collected?

As a product for human use, bee pollen appears as small yellowish-orange to dark brown or black granules. The pollen has a sweet, floral taste that varies depending on which plants the bees gathered it from. While the bees take the pollen, along with the collected nectar into the hive, for food, some may brush off their legs and fall into trays for collection.

Thus, collection for human use will not be harmful if gathered this way.  The reason for human collection is that many it is a superfood because of its many nutrients as seen below.  And this is just a partial list of its many health-giving virtues.

Benefits

  • Antimicrobial (meaning it is destructive to or inhibits the growth of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi.)
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Heals wounds and burns (used as a topical)
  • Compounds in bee pollen may help regulate the immune system by improving individual immune responses in the cells or stimulating the immune cells when necessary
  • Bee pollen may reduce the risk of heart disease. Researchshows that pollen extracts reduce blood lipids and cholesterol levels and may help protect against heart disease and stroke. In models of heart disease, bee pollen reduces atherosclerosis plaques and helps keep clots from forming.
  • Increases longevity.
  • It has potent aphrodisiac and fertility improving properties. Reduces prostate problems as it rejuvenates sexual organs due to its content or seminal substances.
  • Increases strength, endurance, energy and speed. It provides a quicker recovery from exercise; returns heart rate to normal.
  • It assists in helping in anemia, constipation, sinusitis, asthma and bronchitis.
  • And would you believe it is a source of eighteen vitamins, including nearly all the B vitamins, (except B 12) as well as C, D and E.
  • According to research by doctors in France, Italy and Russia, pollen is one of the richest sources of bioavailable protein in nature, being 25% protein, gram for gram, pollen contains an estimated five to seven more protein than eggs, meat or cheese.
  • Longevity: “Long lives are attained by bee pollen users; it is one of the original treasure houses of nutrition and medicine. Each grain contains every important substance that is necessary to life.” Dr. Naum Petrovich Joirich, chief scientist at the Soviet Academy in Vladivostok (1975) (Superfoods, by David Wolfe)
  • Last but not least, in 1981 gold was found in pollen in amounts as high as 0.9 parts per million. And the mineral content depends upon the flower sources, but gold? Ain’t nature great. You gotta love those little stinging critters, but they only sting if you mess with them or threaten them. So love them for they are part of your legacy and necessary for your life, health, and SURVIVAL of the human race.

That is Pollen in a Nutshell

And pollen is just one of the superfood fundamentals in Bee Products. I bet you never thought about anything from Bees except honey. And now you have two more to come in the next blog – Royal Jelly and Propolis. Stay tuned and I will tell you all about those miraculous bee-derived goodies.

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