It takes one bee working eight hours to produce a teaspoon of pollen. Bee pollen contains nearly all the nutrients needed by humans: protein, amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, fatty acids and folic acid. Ounce-per-ounce it contains more amino acids than beef, eggs or cheese, and has more protein than any animal source protein.
Ingesting bee pollen, especially “local” pollen, may be a good homeopathic remedy for allergy symptoms caused by blossoming plants in the spring and fall. Additionally, bee pollen has been used to treat health conditions ranging from prostate health to skin care.