For centuries, civilizations from around the globe have praised bee pollen as a sacred source of energy, rejuvenation, longevity and stamina. Our earliest ancestors believed pollen to be a miracle food; Egyptians even covered the bodies of the deceased with beeswax and honey to preserve them on their journey to the next world! These beliefs were later adopted by early pioneers of western medicine, including the father of medicine, Hippocrates.
Pollen is the tiny, dust-sized fertilizing element found on the stamen of all flower blossoms. As honey bees travel from flower to flower looking for nectar, the pollen collects into little clumps on their legs. When a bee returns to the hive and crawls in, small clumps of pollen fall from the legs into a collection vessel. This vessel becomes a nutrient dense powerhouse containing 20% complete protein, amino acids, vitamins A, B, & C, as well as essential minerals, including iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and calcium. With a taste similar to honey and soft texture, Spanish Bee Pollen is both delicious and versatile!
According to the Environmental Protection Agency1, you will annually come into contact with over 187 toxins, defined as “pollutants that cause or may cause serious health effects or adverse environmental and ecological effects,” stressing the immune system and harming the body. How do we fight these toxins? With pollen!
Bee Pollen’s intense make-up of proteins, vitamins and minerals are widely documented for their antioxidant activity. The National Institute of Health states that these antioxidant molecules “have been studied for their capacity to prevent radiation toxicity both with regard to reduction of radiation-related cytotoxicity and for reduction of indirect radiation effects including long-term oxidative damage.”2 Meaning, they have the ability to strengthen immunity, counteract the effects of radiation and chemical toxins, and generate optimal health and vitality.
Our bee pollen is harvested in the Spanish countryside by beekeepers who treat their bees with the highest regard. Pure, unadulterated, raw and verified Non-GMO, our bee pollen is dried using a unique low temperature process, which maintains the live enzymatic content and keeps it in a highly mineralized, alkaline state.
Honey bees are doing more for your immune system than you may think! Along with producing the all-encompassing superfood bee pollen, bees are busily producing the sweet nectar we know commonly as honey. This sticky sweetener has been found to be “a natural antioxidant and antibacterial, proven to have healing effects on coughs caused by upper respiratory infections.”3 Similarly, a study through Penn State College of Medicine found that “Honey did a better job reducing the severity, frequency and bothersome nature of nighttime cough from upper respiratory infection than (over-the-counter) dextromethorphan.”4
“This has to be the most delicious honey I have ever tasted! It is so good and smooth.” – Vicktoria
Wee Bee Honey is our favorite because of its amazing creamy texture, pollen content, propolis (resinous mixture that honey bees collect from botanical sources), and honeycomb. Non-GMO, raw and gluten free, this sweet treat is suitable for everyone!
Find out what bee products can do for you! Try our favorite raw, unprocessed Spanish Bee Pollen and Wee Bee Honey today!
1:”Toxic Air Pollutants 2014” United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Air Toxics Assessment, 2014
2: “Antioxidants reduce consequences of radiation exposure.” Adv Exp Med Biol Manuscript PMC Dec 30, 2010, National Institute of Health
3: “Antioxidant, antibacterial and ACE-inhibitory activity of four monofloral honeys in relation to their chemical composition.” Food Function Journal, Sep 20, 2013.
4: “A comparison of the effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and diphenhydramine on nightly cough and sleep quality in children and their parents.” Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine, July 2010.
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