Beekeepers collect pollen from bees by keeping a thick comb in the entrance of their hives. When bees pass through it, it knocks the pollen off their legs into a collection bin below. Just a very small amount of bee pollen is harvested per hive. The bees bearly notice the harvest. After one day, the pollen comb is removed again and the bees are completely unharmed!
Bee pollen in its natural form comes as small, crunchy pellets. One tablespoon of bee pollen contains:
- 16 calories
- 0.24 grams of fat
- 1.2 grams of protein
- 2.18 grams of carbohydrates
- 250 types of nutrients, including vitamins and flavonoids
You can add it to foods like yoghurt, oatmeal, or smoothies. It can be ground down as a supplement powder or into a capsule.