Fresh Bee Pollen; Mother Natures "Red Bull"
Fresh Bee pollen! This tray is 1 of 6 that we usually manage on our Bee hives. We have to harvest our Bee Pollen every 3 or 4 days. We strip out 60% to 70% of the pollen from the legs of the Bees. They bring in LOTS of pollen to feed the Larva. High in protien and amino acids, Mother Natures "Red Bull". Use as a topping on ice cream, salads, oatmeal, grits, etc. No more than 2 tsp's per day. Start off with a pinch under your tongue. Warning- Consuming too much pollen at any one time may lead to an allergic reaction. So start off small, a few kernels under your tongue.
After harvesting, we'll take it to the house to weigh our amounts, then bag and freeze for at least 24 hours. When we're ready, we'll pour this frozen pollen out on large trays and set in the sun on nice days. In about 3 to 4 hours the pollen is dry. We'll then pour it up in 5 gallon buckets for storage and sell later. $20 per pint, $10 per half pint. A little goes a long way.
When we harvest pollen, it is very, very soft. You can't even touch it with your fingers without crushing the kernel. Once dried, it's much harder and can be handled without crushing the kernel. But when place on a hot food, like Oatmeal, or Grits, it will dissolve easily.
Tip - An important site we like to use, in order to determine how strong the outside Pollen count is, http://www.pollen.com/
Enter your zip code and they will tell you how strong the Pollen is in your local area.
This video below, about how to use a Neti-pot, I have posted for all those people like me, who suffer NEEDLESSLY from Hayfever and other allergins. This actually works! Clean your sinuses out! It may look strange, but it actually works. This has been a real life-changer for me! I hated being on the over the counter meds. If I wash my sinuses twice per day, sometimes 3 times per day during the bad months, I do fine. I eat my pollen almost daily and I'll boost myself with Buckwheat honey. No problems! You can find this exact Neti-pot at Walgreens. Enjoy! I hope we've helped someone improve their lives. There is no need to suffer. Oh! I almost forgot; I used to take 6 allergy shots per week, for nearly 8 years. My friend taught me about the Neti-pot. I was so excited, the next trip to my allergist, I told them about learning how to use a Neti-pot and how much better it made me feel. Her reply? "Oh yea, we have them in the cabinet down the hall way for free." WHAT!? I was furious! For 8 years I had been giving them my money, time and gas, going to their clinic and NO ONE bothered to teach me how to use a Neti-pot in their office! Needless to say....I never went back. Haven't had to take allergy shots....EVER SINCE THAT DAY!