Nelson Honey Bee Pollen Capsules are collected by honey bees in the South Island of New Zealand.
The Bee Pollen used in our capsules are pellets harvested from bees and are generally sweet in taste. This means they’re a mix of the powdery pollen you will find on flowers and nectar or honey to make it stick together.
Pollen from different flowers can have distinctly different colours and that’s why you will find colour variations between pellets, from yellow to green, red, orange and even purple.
Ingredients: Bee Pollen 500mg, Cellulose Capsule
Size: 125 capsules and 250 capsules.
Science of Pollen
Pollen grains are small, male reproduction units from flowering plants. The major components of pollen are proteins, amino acids, lipids and sugars. During nectar gathering, bees distribute pollen from one flower to another. Pollen grains can be distinguished by their outer form and chemical or nutrient composition. This knowledge of pollen is useful in determining the geographic and botanical origin of honeys.
The pollen collected by beekeepers is not same as the fine, powdery pollen from flowers. The hundreds of pollen grains per flower collected by honeybees are packed into pollen pellets on their hind legs with the help of special combs and hairs. A honeybee carries two pollen pellets per trip.