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Bee pollen, also known as bee bread and ambrosia (Food of the Gods), is a ball or pellet of field-gathered flower pollen packed by worker honeybees, and used as the primary food source for the hive. It consists of simple sugars, protein, minerals and vitamins, fatty acids, and a small percentage of other components. Bee pollen is stored in brood cells, mixed with saliva, and sealed with a drop of honey. Bee pollen is harvested as food for humans and marketed as having various, but yet unproven, health benefits.

In honeybees (Apis species) pollen is stored in the chambers of the hives. It differs from field gathered pollen as honey bee secretions induce a fermentation process, where biochemical transformations break down the walls of flower pollen grains and render the nutrients more readily available.

Forager bees that gather pollen do not eat it themselves, since they stop producing the proteolytic enzymes necessary to digest it when they transition to foraging. The foragers unload the pollen they gather directly into open cells located at the interface between the brood and stored honey, creating a typical band of what is called bee bread – the substance which is the main food source for honey bee larvae and workers.

Foraging bees bring pollen back to the hive, where they pass it off to other worker bees, who pack the pollen into cells with their heads. During collection and possibly packing, the pollen is mixed with nectar and bee salivary secretions. Bee pollen is the primary source of protein for the hive.

Using bee bread from Sweet Drop Apiary: Strengthened immune system, Eliminates physical and mental fatigue, improves mood, The body is supplemented with vitamins, minerals, etc. useful substances, Suitable for the prevention of anemia, rescues in case of cardiovascular disorders, Increases resistance to stress, strengthens bones, helps regulate blood cholesterol, Removes toxic substances from the body, inhibits the development of malignant tumors, Has antisclerotic, radioprotective properties, normalizes endocrine and nervous system activity, Regulates thyroid function, activates potency, prevents blood clots, Assists in the treatment of infertility, inflammation, prostatitis, prevention of miscarriage, Suitable for the treatment of intestinal dysbacteriosis following the use of antibiotics, Recommended for use in hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, cholecystitis, slows down the aging process of the body, stimulates the production of blood cells, Helps regulate impaired gastrointestinal function, increases appetite.

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