Check out this Amazing post from @beekeepinginskirts ❤️💛🧡💛Pollen🧡❤️🧡💛 Golden coins. Vitamin P. Fertility. Longevity. Energy. Nutrition.
Pollen is essential to the life of the hive. Adult bees gather and store pollen in cells near the brood chamber, to be fed to the baby bees newly hatched. It is rich, nutrient dense protein.
When adult bees forage, they collect three things: nectar (honey), pollen (bee bread), and information (food source). When a bee lands on a pollen-rich flower, her fuzzy body gathers tiny fairy-dust grains of pollen. She then meticulously brushed the pollen into little sacs on the back of her legs. She mixed a bit of nectar and/or water into the pollen to help it stick together before flying back to the hive. Sometimes the pollen load is so heavy, it looks like two round golden coins on her legs. I have seen many a bee miss the hive entrance while experiencing challenging navigation due to heavy pollen loads.
What you see inside the hive is something called bee bread. It is partially fermented pollen mixed with nectar, water and enzymes to create an easily digested superfood.
For humans, this is another food of the gods. A powerful dose of the land’s fertility packed into small, rainbow colored grains. We can not make bee bread on our own, but we can help make pollen more digestible by mixing it with honey or yogurt. When I miscarried 7 years ago, it was one of the most important foods for healing the womb and restoring vitality. It can also be a powerful ally in fertility for men and women preparing to conceive.
In the photo, pollen is the dark part of the comb. Zoom in to see colors.
📷 by @onyx_marie
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