What is pollen?

Pollen is a substance that bees collect and, in grains, transport it from flowers on their little legs. It is made of male seed plants which produce male sperm cells. It is necessary for pollination and without it, there would be no bees. A grain of pollen contains characteristics of a plant it comes from. The grain is a biological uniqueness that contains everything necessary for life. Pollen grains of certain plants observed under the microscope always look the same. So, we can conclude what kind of honey is it and where it was produced. Pollen grains are protected from moist and other weather conditions by a cellulose membrane.


Dried pollen contains:

Protein- 27%

Amino acids- 13%

Fat- 3-10%

Sugar (glucose and fructose)- 10-15%

The following ensymes are present, too: phosphatase, amylase, invertase and diastasis. A vas number of chemical elements highly concentrated can be found in perfect ratios. There are minerals: iron, copper, zinc, cobalt, selenium, manganese, silicon, sodium, potassium, aluminum, phosphorus, barium, silver, chromium, strontium, etc. Essential amino acids contribute to pollen’s nutritional value because they can not be produced within the organism, but have to be obtained from outside sources. It contains the following vitamins: C, E, B1, B2, B5, B6, H, A and D. Pollen is recommended while undergoing a weight-loss diet poor in nutrients, to people doing hard work either with their bodies, or with their brains and to sportspeole. Adults' need for amino acids is is contained in 30 grams of pollen a day.


Pollen is good for intestinal problems, it regulates opstipation and diarrhea and it should be used while taking antibiotics. It is also used as biostimulator in cases of early aging, weakness and weariness. It reduces fat and uric acid in blood.

It can be eaten dried, with honey or in form of tablets and capsules. It can be also used with other food, in water or alcohol extracts. It si mostly used mixed with honey- this is how we eat it. We recommend to grind dried polen in coffe grinder and mix it with honey of high quality in 5:1 ratio (for example, 200 g of polen in 1000 g of honey). The ratio may vary, according to consumer's taste. Polen and honey mixed in such way are always ready to use. In this case cellulose membrane melts in honey and can be easily digested.


Due to its cellulose membrane which protects pollen grains, it can cause digestive problems if used directly. Therefore we recommend mixing it with honey, milk or other solluble and leave it for at least an hour for the membrane to soften.

In case of allergy to pollen, it sould not be used.

How it is collected

Beekeepers collect pollen using various pollen traps. Beekeepers install perforated plastic with small openings at the entrance of hives. The bee can't enter the hive with pollen on its legs. So it has to release it. The pollen then falls onto a collection tray. The weather must be dry for this procedure. Experience of the beekeeper is vital here because collecting too much pollen can be harmful for the bee community. Collected pollen is taken out in the evening, cleaned from dirt and spread in dry place to dry. Pollen can be stored fresh in deep freeze fridge. Fresh pollen is tastier, but it has to be stored in cool place all the time and therefore it is more difficult to handle.





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