BEE POLLEN

Bee pollen consists of pollen that has been shaped into a ball by worker bees.

The bees collect pollen from flowers and plants in their proximity and carry the pollen on their legs back to the hive. Bee pollen is the main source of protein for bees. Because of the fact that bees collect more pollen than what is needed by their colonies the bee keepers can take care of the pollen that is not consumed by the colony. You may only collect bee pollen a couple of days a week during shorter periods of time in April and May.

Superfruit's bee pollen comes from bee-keepings in northern Europe and keeps the highest quality. Compared with bee pollen from Spain, the pollen from North Europe has a milder flavour. The collected bee pollen is dried at low temperature, graded and controlled before it is packed.

Bee pollen can be found in a variety of formats such as granules, powders and capsules. Superfruit only carries the real bee pollen granules, no additional treatment than low temperature drying has been used.

You can eat bee pollen the way it is or mix it with smoothies, muesli/granola and yoghurt to be used in raw food recipes. Some people also mix bee pollen into a tablespoon of honey to improve the flavour of the bee pollen. The bee pollen can also be dissolved in water or a cup of tea.

Avoid use if you are allergic to pollen or other bee products such as honey. Placing a single granule or a small dosage on your tongue can do testing for allergy. If you are allergic you will quite immediately get signs of a runny nose, itching in eyes, nose or throat. 

We recommend that you start with 0,5-1 tsp and then gradually increase up to 0,5-1 tbsp. Most people find it enough to use 1 tbsp per day.