Bagel with fruit and bee pollen

Bee Pollen - A Made in Alberta Super Food

What is in bee pollen?

Bee Pollen approximately 40% protein by weight and is considered one of nature's superfoods. It contains almost all the nourishment that a body requires. This makes sense because it is also food for the bees, which is why at Tamarack Jack's Honey and Meadery, we only collect the pollen one day per week and never in June. The reason we don't collect it in June is because it is important for the bees health and energy to start creating their delicious honey!

What is Bee Pollen good for?

  • Bee pollen has been used to aid in allergy reduction. Pollen from your local area can help to reduce allergy symptoms if taken over a long period of time.
  • Bee pollen can clear up acne as well as act as an anti aging ingredient due to the absorption of free radicals. The proteins and mix of minerals and vitamins stimulates cell growth resulting in clearer skin, healthier hair and nails as well as feeling great!
  • Bee pollen is a natural appetite suppressant as well as a detoxifier that aids in dissolving and flushing fat from the body. It is said that bee pollen appears to have the ability to stabilize a faulty metabolism.
  • As research continues, new uses for bee pollen are being found. Studies have shown that bee pollen can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and also slow the growth of cancer cells.
  • Pollen stimulates ovarian function, therefore aiding in the reduction of infertility.
  • If you need an immune boost, bee pollen is what you need. The mixture of pollen and digestive enzymes can build up immunity.
  • Pollen also generates energy and focus, in turn, allowing you a much deserved restful sleep at night.

How Do I Use Bee Pollen?

Bee pollen is best used when consumed. Adults can take 1 teaspoon - 1 tablespoon per day for optimal results. Children can take 1/2 -1 teaspoon per day. It is best to take bee pollen in the morning as it does give you an energy boost!

Some of our favorite ways to take our pollen:
-Straight, just throw it back and wash it down with water or coffee. 
-Mix into a smoothie
-Add to yogurt and granola
-Sprinkle over toast and honey
-Bake into homemade granola bars

Get creative!

Bee pollen is also great for skin care. Use in homemade soaps and lotions!

You are not the only ones that can take bee pollen for your health!

Dogs can benefit immensely from bee pollen additions to their diet. Increased health benefits, good for arthritis and allergy problems, boosts in endurance and focus. We suggest adding pollen to their diet slowly. Start with one pollen kernel and judge their reaction. Watch for any allergic responses, if they show no symptoms of allergic response then add a kernel each day up to 1 teaspoon per 30lbs of body weight. 

Horses also benefit from bee pollen. It can help then to gain muscle, keep up a healthy blood count that can improve conditioning. As with humans and dogs, bee pollen boosts their immune system and helps keeping a happy healthy equine! Just as with dogs, start small by sprinkling a little pollen into their feed. Slowly build up the amount to a full scoop. (Amount can vary by size of horse).

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Our pollen is sustainably harvested from our own bees right here in Caroline Alberta. They feed off mainly wild flowers that grow in our area.

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