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Please boycott bee pollen!

Oh… I’m sorry to be the one to start this topic, being such a bee product fan, but—I kept bees for a few years, and in my research I discovered some information that didn’t sit so well with the caring part of myself

Pollen is like bee bread (any of you who have tasted it can testify!)—they need it to survive as a healthy colony Taking the pollen from them (in the usual way) makes them have to forage more often, which is wearing on their bodies and health Here’s a quote from Wikipedia about bees:

“As a rule of thumb the foraging area around a beehive extends for two miles (3 km), although bees have been observed foraging twice and three times this distance from the hive Foraging at extreme distances wears out the wings of individual bees, reduces the life expectancy of foraging bees and therefore the efficiency of the colony”

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Wow, thanks for posting this information! I had no idea how bee pollen was collected I’ve never tried it, won’t be trying it now

I guess you could keep your own bees – my friend who is a beekeeper doesn’t have a comb to “harvest” the bee pollen, but a little of it gets left around on the wood frames in the hive He also can get royal jelly, but he says it is very time/labor-intensive & that’s why he doesn’t do it He is a very educated and caring beekeeper Interesting! I’ve heard that bees go up to 10 miles from their hive to forage

I wonder about info on Wikipedia, only because of how Wikipedia works – I could go and edit that information later today and say whatever I want to make up about bees, and no one would know that I’m just making it up So, it could be true, but I have no way to know

I get my bee products from an acquaintance – I know that the bees are treated like household pets He’s very kind to them! I buy my bee pollen and honey with pride, and will continue to do so Like Angie, I will check my facts

I’m glad to hear about acquaintance—I’ll check them out (that’s why I love these forums!) I was talking about the most-available pollen and royal jelly that some folks swear by Keep checking your (and my) facts!

Yes, thanks for sharing this information I have never purchased or tried Bee Pollen, but after reading your entry I don’t believe I will ever do so (unless I can get it from someone conscientious like Winona’s friend) I feel grateful to just be able to have a little honey now & then The dwindling bee population is something that we should all be concerned about/aware of

I never even had been pollen but I will discourage others if I am asked about it My cat killed a bee once Bad boy!

I hope that doesn’t apply to raw honey too! I always like to believe that my honey is freely given and that the bees are happy for me to eat what they made Am I being naive?

if you want bee pollen but from a site that says it is gathered ethically…

Living Tree has some and I think its quite yummy:

Yes, Izhpt, sorry to say, but that is naive

Dr Michael Klapper, MD, (a vegan doctor and best selling author) advises against using honey for health reasons, because it spikes natural sugar levels of the body Moreover, there have been documented cases of botulism from people eating honey Of course, eating honey in its raw form increases the opportunity for botulism Honey is, basically, regurgitated bee vomit

Bees make enough honey for the colony and enough pollen for the new queen They don’t go to all the trouble to give it to you

When someone disturbs a colony to take honey or pollen it places a great amount of stress on the bees This disorients them for a period and, in that sense, their whole order has been tampered with

I wouldn’t dream of stealing from bees There is no need in my opinion when you can use delicious and nutritious alternative such as fresh organic dates to sweeten recipes You can even make a date paste if you need something of a liquid nature Simply blend some pitted dates with a little water

Bees DO need to keep some honey to eat during the winter, so it’s important to buy the honey from someone who leaves the bees enough to eat, instead of taking all the honey & feeding the bees on sugar water or corn syrup for the winter, but if you ever see a hive from which honey has not been collected, there is usually LOTS of old honey getting dark (going bad) because the bees don’t eat everything they make

There are some beekeepers that have a really good relationship with their bee friends and are careful about how much and what they take from them But bee “keeping” is unnatural and 98% of the time, not ideal for the bees It’s a complicated issue

Send the bees your love, set out a dish of water when it’s hot and dry out (that’s what they travel the farthest for), plant flowers, let your garden go to seed (or at least through flowering), limit the amount of bee products you consume, and consume with consciousness and gratitude…

I think maybe you need new pollen traps Watching my bees pass through my traps I have never seen any legs being ripped off or seen bee legs in my pollen

When I harvest 10 lbs of pollen every two days DURING abundance I know this isn't affecting their health as upon hive inspection the hives have an abundance of pollen stored Harvesting pollen actually helps them from "pollen bounding" themselves during heavy pollen flow

More bees are harmed during honey harvesting Gonna boycott honey too ?

PS people please do your own research before you just to boycotts, peoples' livelihoods depend on it

Bees DO need to keep some honey to eat during the winter, so it’s important to buy the honey from someone who leaves the bees enough to eat, instead of taking all the honey & feeding the bees on sugar water or corn syrup for the winter, but if you ever see a hive from which honey has not been collected, there is usually LOTS of old honey getting dark (going bad) because the bees don’t eat everything they make

There's nothing wrong with harvesting and eating bee pollen if done correctly, please don't be so quick to jump to conclusions Just be knowledgeable of how and where your bee products come from

One love from @Guanaboavalleyhoney give me a shout on IG if you would like to know more about pollen harvesting

I never even had been pollen but I will discourage others if I am asked about it My cat killed a bee once Bad boy!

I'm a beekeeper in England and most of the bee pollen traps that are used are harmless to the bees

Of course collecting pollen should be done carefully not only to not damage the bees but also to make sure they have enough food

Honey has been collected for thousands of years and has great health benefits when one does collect honey I believe has to make sure not to deprive them from all of it

Yes, Izhpt, sorry to say, but that is naive

Dr Michael Klapper, MD, (a vegan doctor and best selling author) advises against using honey for health reasons, because it spikes natural sugar levels of the body Moreover, there have been documented cases of botulism from people eating honey Of course, eating honey in its raw form increases the opportunity for botulism Honey is, basically, regurgitated bee vomit

Bees make enough honey for the colony and enough pollen for the new queen They don’t go to all the trouble to give it to you

When someone disturbs a colony to take honey or pollen it places a great amount of stress on the bees This disorients them for a period and, in that sense, their whole order has been tampered with

I wouldn’t dream of stealing from bees There is no need in my opinion when you can use delicious and nutritious alternative such as fresh organic dates to sweeten recipes You can even make a date paste if you need something of a liquid nature Simply blend some pitted dates with a little water

As long as maple syrup is still okay I just wish it were raw

as i posted on your site the way bee pollen is collected is equal to killing calves for veal and dogs for leather The good Lord entrusted us with this world and killing the bees to make a profit is devastating no wonder there is a shortage of bees

As long as maple syrup is still okay I just wish it were raw