Spring is here … & maybe your seasonal allergies??
Have you heard of bee pollen? Bee Pollen, is heavier and stickier than allergy-causing pollen floating around in the wind. It is collected off bee’s legs by special devices placed at the entrance to hives. This type of pollen is called entomophiles or “friends of the insects” and will rarely cause allergy symptoms. Here’s is the scoop made available by our Georgia Bee Keeper, Tom, and his exceptional partner Kristen.
Bee Pollen is one of the richest natural foods ever discovered. Bee Pollen is the seed of a flower blossom which has been gathered by the honey bees. It’s 40% protein containing 22 amino acids. It provides more than a dozen vitamin, 11 enzymes, 14 beneficial fatty acids, 11 carbohydrates and all 28 minerals along with the full spectrum of vitamins, and hormones.
One benefit of Bee Pollen, when consumed, is the reduction of the presence of histamine. Allergic rhinitis occurs when pollen, dust mites or spores trigger your body to release the chemical histamine as a defense mechanism. The histamine can lead to swelling and irritation in the nose as well as watery eyes.
If your are curious about Bee Pollen and want to know more – stop in – I always have a sample to taste. Again, ours is from Georgia, which is important when dealing with seasonal allergies. 678-807-7357