Pollen Collection

Bee pollen is a natural superfood rich in proteins and carbohydrates, and contains fats, vitamins, metals and trace minerals. It assists in fertility,

boosts energy levels and strengthens the immune system, possessing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents as well. It is also considered a strong aphrodisiac as it increases libido.

The tiny, coloured grains brought into the hive by the foraging bees serve as their reward for their valuable work in collecting pollen and thus fertilising flowers by transferring pollen grains (the building material of pollen) from the anthers of a blossom to the stigma of the pistil of the same or another flower.

The process of the beekeeper’s pollen collection is carried out by means of a pollen trap. The foraging bee, upon her return to the hive from the field, forfeits the two little balls of pollen she is carrying as she passes through the holes in the screen of the trap.

On account of their size, the drones are unable to pass through the trap screen upon their return… It’s not enough that you’ve been labouring all day, flying about in pursuit of virgin queens; you return home, only to find that you cannot even get through the front door…