In some of our past issues, we featured articles on natures super-foods, which included nuts, cocoa, turmeric and now, at the top of the list is bee pollen. Bee pollen is a mass of pollen that has been packed by worker bees into granules found in brood cells which are chambers of wood and mud created by female ground-nesting bees. Throughout the packing process, the pollen is mixed with nectar, enzymes, fungi, and bacteria, organisms that transform the pollen into bee pollen, which are harvested as food for humans.
The pollen that comes out of a beehive is considered by health experts and nutritionists as a superior food source. Based on research conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is stated that bee pollen is the most nutritious food we can consume. What goes on inside a bee hive is an actual miracle that manifests a substance that contains every necessary chemical to maintain, nourish, and rejuvenate life, and we owe it all to the Queen Bee herself. This single bee can reign supreme in a community of a thousand plus bees and is solely responsible for laying some 2,000 eggs on a daily basis; and she can live up to forty times longer than the worker bees and the drones. This is not your average queen this queen works all day!
Bee pollen is the only natural food that contains almost all of the 22 building-blocks that the human body is composed. No wonder bee pollen is considered a complete food, and a great supplement to build the immune system and provide energy for the entire body!
Our fresh bee pollen is a great way to start off your day on the right foot. I love adding a tablespoon to my morning smoothies, which I am happy to share with you.
Bee Pollen Smoothie
1/2 cup of milk or soy milk
2 Ice cubes
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp bee pollen
Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix well. This is a nice breakfast boost!