You’ve heard about all of the marvelous effects of bee pollen on the body, but have you ever wondered what is bee pollen made of? Once it is collected, is there a bee pollen expiration date; a limit to how long it can be used for?
The Making of Bee Pollen
The creation of bee pollen is a process that in spite of man’s high technological prowess cannot be duplicated by artificial means. It is the bees own special secret; a combination of instincts and processes that create the world’s most perfect food.
When a bee is out collecting the pollen from which honey is made, they fly from flower to flower, collecting only the most perfect of pollens, which the bee picks with unerring accuracy. In order to carry the pollen back to the hive, the bee dampens it with a bit of honey which it brings with it from the hive. Once dampened, the pollen will ‘stick’ to the bees legs in special concave areas that act as ‘baskets.’ As the bee flies from flower to flower, some of these granules of pollen fall on other flowers, completing the process of pollination. When the bee arrives back at the hive, it alights on the landing or entrance and as it does so, a good bit of the pollen granules fall off onto the hive floor before the bulk of the bee’s load can be taken to where it will be stored and converted into honey by other workers.
A clever contraption that has been invented can be attached to hives entrance. As the bee walks across it the dropped pollen is collected, then the ‘trap’ can be removed and the collected pollen can be dried in order to be used by humans either as a nutritional supplement, or as an additive in health and beauty products.
Created from the very best of pollens collected by nature’s industrious workers, bee pollen has such a wide variety of uses that it is hard to even begin listing them. But perhaps one of the most important uses bee pollen has is as nature’s most perfect food.
The Perfect Food
Bee pollen is considered to be nature’s perfect food. The pollen that is collected and mixed with that tiny bit of honey contains all the nutrients that young bees need in order to live and grow and become worker bees. In just one tablespoon of bee pollen you find a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that is considered by the USDA to contain everything that is needed for a bee – or a person – to survive.
For millennia, bee pollen has been considered to be a miracle food that can bolster a person’s injuries, speed up their recovery time, prevent them from getting many illnesses and enhance their inner and outer beauty. Even modern science agrees that bee pollen helps to correct internal metabolic disorders as well as bridging the gap between vitamin and mineral insufficiencies and strengthening both the skin and the internal organs.
Does Bee Pollen Expire?
You can buy bee pollen in many forms; as powders, as granules, in tablets or capsules. When you purchase bee pollen from a company you will see that there is usually an expiration date stamped on the product. The expiration date for bee pollen depends a great deal on the product itself; how it was created. Straight bee pollen without any additives or preservatives may have a shorter shelf life than bee pollen that has been ground into powder and combined with other ingredients in order to provide other types of benefits. Those combinations might last longer than raw bee pollen or unprocessed bee pollen granules. In short, you will need to pay attention to the expiration date on the product you purchase to make sure that you use it within the time-frame specified.
This marvelous product made by nature’s smallest manufacturing plant can be of great benefit to anyone who takes it regularly; affecting both the internal organs and functioning as well as the external structures and processes of the body; and one that can be of benefit to those who would take advantage of it.