The bees carry pollen back to the hive in clusters on their hind legs.
We collect the pollen by placing a grid at the entrance of the hive. When the bees pass through the holes in the grid, the pollen falls into a small drawer and must be harvested every 2 or 3 days in the high season.
Fresh pollen contains very little water and can be stored in the freezer for several months. It can be frozen and thawed several times without altering its beneficial properties.
Put your tray in the freezer upon reception and help yourself to small amounts daily.
More specifics properties
Each flower produces a unique pollen that reflects the its qualities.
All pollens contain varying quatities of: Essential amino acids, vitamins c and E, and many B vitamins Various minerals: calcium, copper, magnesium, boron, iron, etc ... Natural antioxidants (polyphenols and carotenoids, lutein, zéaxanthine, rutin) Phytosterols: molecules that prevent the absorbtion of cholesterol, enzymes and lactic acid Fresh pollen has a large amount of lactic acid bacteria the comes specifically from honeybees.
Antioxidant molecules are also present in great quantities. Their presence reduces free radicals and the aging of cells.
More than 80 active enzymes which help balance the intestines have been identified in the fresh pollen.
How to use it ?
A course of pollen treatment takes 6 weeks. Like the Royal Jelly treatment, the Pollen treatment is recommended twice a year at the change of seasons. Fresh pollen can be consumed all year round and contributes to a healthy, well-balanced diet.
For adults, the recommended dose is one tablespoon to be taken at breakfast. For children, a teaspoon is enough.
Pollen, in perfect synergy with fruit, can be easily mixed with yogurt, salads, etc. for breakfast.