Pollen preserved in honey
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  1. #1
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    Default Pollen preserved in honey

    I’ve collected a bunch of pollen this year and I’m trying to figure out the best way to sell it. I remember reading somewhere, a while back, that frozen pollen maintains the highest nutritional value, and I don’t know want to mess with trying to dehydrate the pollen. So what if I filled a jar with pollen and covered it in honey? I assume the honey would prevent mold, and possibly hold the nutritional value?

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    Default Re: Pollen preserved in honey

    you don't have to dehydrate it. Best nutrition is when it is kept frozen. I like to leave mine open in the freezer for 24 hrs then it goes in a Ziploc bag. It is shelf stable after that, but doesn't retain its nutrition when left on the counter top indefinitely. Stirring freshly frozen pollen into honey is possible, and will preserve it, but the flavor changes too. (I don't like to take it this way)

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    Default Re: Pollen preserved in honey

    Technically, I harvest perga (bee bread), not raw pollen.

    Anyway, this is how I make the honey/perga mix and this is what we eat.
    Added honey roughly 1:1 by volume.
    Pulverized it all to resemble a rough peanut butter.
    Enjoying a couple of teaspoons every day.
    The jar stands in the fridge (but does not have to).
    Since this is already perga (preserved by the bees for long term), the storage becomes less of any issue.
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    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Default Re: Pollen preserved in honey

    Quote Originally Posted by GregV View Post
    Technically, I harvest perga (bee bread), not raw pollen.

    Anyway, this is how I make the honey/perga mix and this is what we eat.
    Added honey roughly 1:1 by volume.
    Pulverized it all to resemble a rough peanut butter.
    Enjoying a couple of teaspoons every day.
    The jar stands in the fridge (but does not have to).
    Since this is already perga (preserved by the bees for long term), the storage becomes less of any issue.
    20191123_230817.jpg
    20191125_085439.jpg
    I'l be darned - check out the "Beebread honey – New!"

    http://horizontalhive.com/buy-hive-b...bar-sale.shtml

    I guess I just made $100+ batch of beebread honey.
    I can do a lot more of this stuff and will get rich quickly!
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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