Little Friends' Honey - BEE BREAD
|1 x 120g
|2 x 120g
Bee bread is a mixture of bee pollen, royal jelly, honey and beeswax, all bound together with some good ole' bee saliva. The freshly made bee bread is stored in the hive and eaten while the hive hibernates during colder times.
Bee bread is a super food that is easily confused with bee pollen. Bee pollen is harvested from the bee as it returns to the hive. A mesh is placed in front of the hive entrance that knocks the bee pollen off the bees legs. If the pollen weren't harvested as the bee returned to the hive after collecting nectar, the bee would take this pollen into the hive to be stored as food for larvae. The pollen would be packed into the honeycomb and sealed with saliva and wax to keep it fresh so it can be used at a later stage, when the flowering season has ended. As the bee pollen is taken deep into the hive and packed into a honeycomb cell for safe storage, it picks up a lot of extra nutrients along the way. When it is packed into the honeycomb cells, it's mixed with bee saliva and bee wax. Each cell will be filled about two-thirds full with bee pollen, and then it will be filled to the top with honey and beeswax to make it airtight. Once the cell is sealed, the fermentation process begins. Bees bread has all the nutrients and beneficial properties that bee pollen has, but it has a higher energy value, due to the fermentation process and due to it being mixed with honey. For this reason, it is usually recommended to consume bee bread early in the morning!
Bee bread has at least three times more bio-availability than bee pollen. After bee bread has been successfully fermented, an abundance of compounds can be found in it: it is rich in amino acids, as well as phytohormones, flavonoids, mineral elements and active biological compounds.
So whether to use bee pollen or bee bread is a matter of personal preference!
P.S. Before making any significant changes to your diet, please, speak to your doctor
Shelf Life: 6 Months