How to Use Pollen
When you purchase pollen from us, it will always be delivered frozen. There are some companies that sell dehydrated pollen. There is nothing wrong with this pollen, but we prefer to have fresh pollen, and to maintain its freshness without it molding, it must be stored in the freezer.
So, if you purchase pollen from us, please place it in your freezer as soon as you get home.
Pollen is extremely potent. It is straight up, raw, unadulterated pollen. It comes straight from the plant, flower, or tree, and it may be the nasty little beast that causes your seasonal allergies (depending on when the pollen is harvested and what is blooming at the time).
We strongly caution anyone who purchases our pollen to start out with only 3-4 granules. Yes, I said granules.
Do you see each of the little granules above? Yes, start out with only 3-4 of them. I know it doesn't seem like much, but there is power in those little granules. If you take too many at once when you first start taking pollen, it acts like a laxative and will clean you from the inside out. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but if you're planning on being cleaned out, then start small.
Over the next several weeks and/or months, you'll GRADUALLY increase your daily dose to 1 teaspoon a day. To do this, simply add 2-3 granules every 5-6 days so that your body can adjust to the new pollen intake.
Contact us if you have any questions when you are using pollen. We'd be happy to answer any questions!
When bees are gathering pollen and nectar, they store the pollen on pollen baskets on their legs. See the pollen on their hind legs in the photo below? Those are the pollen baskets.
When the bees fly into the hive with pollen-laden baskets, they fly into specific holes in the pollen trap (when Bubba has it turned on), and the pollen is brushed off their hind legs and deposited in a tray inside the hive. (see image below).
About 2-3 times a week (during peak season), Bubba pulls the tray from each pollen trap, so that we can clean it. We simply clean it to remove the bee parts (much like chaffing wheat).
Once the pollen is clean, we measure it into bags, label it, and place it in the freezer.
Our pollen must be stored in the freezer. There is a very high moisture content in raw pollen and if left out on the counter, it will mold. So, when you purchase pollen from Bubba's Beez, please store it in the freezer to maintain its freshness and to prevent mold.
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