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  1. I love bee pollen & maca & use them both regularly, though I would love more creative ways to use the pollen. You are so lucky to get them fresh from Peru!
    (Do you like popcorn? Sometimes I’ll sprinkle a little maca over air-popped corn as a fun snack.)

  2. Thanks for the info on bee pollen. I found some at the farmer’s market when I was in search of some locally produced honey. The beekeeper was telling me about how she uses the pollen but I chose not to buy it at that time. I did get the honey and it’s dark and lovely. When I go back this weekend I’ll buy some. I’m into nutrients as well.

    • You’ll have to share what she told you & how you use it (in a post or something)…please. 🙂 How neat to find it fresh from a local beekeeper! I’ll have to keep my eyes out for that.

      • One of things she said is that some people have a tough time developing a taste for it. I assume it has an intense flavor. She says she just puts a spoonful mixed in with her honey and eats it that way – straight off the spoon. She also mentioned that she’d read a lot of research about the consumption of local (it must be local) honey and the pollen as well helping with allergy symptoms. It seems to have a desensitization effect and that it doesn’t happen overnight.

        • I’ve been trying to come up with a description of the flavor and it’s really hard for me to pinpoint! One thing I will say is to start slow, like a tsp. or less mixed into something. I made the mistake of way overdoing it a few years ago and it turned me off of bee pollen for a while. It has a thickening component that makes it a nice addition to smoothies, especially when mixed with bananas.

  3. I’ve seen local bee pollen here in Charlotte, from one of our honey bottlers. I have never used it though. Actually, this might be a stupid question – but if one is allergic to pollen in the air in springtime, etc – would you want to consume bee pollen? I’m not allergic to bee stings (that I know of – but that can always change)… and obviously have no issues with local honey… but I am curious, yet cautious in regard to the pollen itself…

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  4. LOVE this post! Looks delish, plus, we’re beginning to research beekeeping in our backyard, and I’m thrilled to learn more about bee pollen! Thanks, Faith!

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  6. I am originally from Russia and serviceberries grow in almost every garden there and I love them! I didn’t know what they were called in English and never came across them here in the UK. So happy I saw this blog post, now I know what I am going to look for! I also have a sample sachet of maca powder which has been lying around for awhile, now I know where to use it and I have bee pollen too! Totally adding it all to my oats next time. Thank you!

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