Barry B Benson - Bee - NZ - Southland

AndreaEL

Gore, New Zealand

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One can almost make out a little face and this Bee, and it reminds me of the Bee movie. Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry’s life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue us.
Bee pollen is known to contain all essential parts of life. What is bee pollen exactly and where does it come from? As the bee sits on the flower to suck nectar within the flowers, pollen granules from the flower stick to its legs and other body parts. This pollen is specifically collected from the stamen of the flowers and a full colony of bees can gather as much as 50,000 loads of pollen a day. The bees then pack the pollen powder into granules by adding nectar or previously prepared honey and an enzyme to prevent germination. This enzyme metabolizes the pollen for food, thereby preserving the bee pollen nutritional benefits. This mixture of plant pollen, enzyme and nectar is called bee pollen. Read more on pollen granules.
Bee Pollen Nutrition Facts: Bees collect pollen because of its high nutritional value. Bee pollen provides all the essential nutrients for the growth and development of bees. However, besides being beneficial to bees, bee pollen is also believed to benefit humans. It has been used to enhance memory, energy and performance, although, there is no scientific proof of its authenticity. Before heading to its health benefits, let’s have a look at the nutritional value of bee pollen.

Location Taken: Gore, Southland, New Zealand.
Panasonic Lumix Camera Model DMC-FZ35 28 Aug 2010

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