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Proves how ignorant I am the title of this thread had me totally bamboozled :eek:

Turns out to be an interesting study though. I recall years ago Michael Bush advocating for all the micro organisms he believed were feeding on pollen, and his belief was that to get full benefit from pollen we should not eat pollen that had been collected via a trap at the entrance, but should eat what he referred to as "fermented" pollen that had been stored in a comb for some time.

So I think the "folk wisdom" has been out there for a while, but good to see it properly investigated and described in scientific terms.
 
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