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Frequently asked questions

We hope we’ve covered everything off, however please send us a message via our Contact page if you have any other questions.

What is bee pollen and how often should I have it?

Bee Pollen is a natural, unprocessed and a well-balanced source of vitamins, proteins and amino acids. Bees gather bee pollen from plant anthers and fly it to the hive where the young bees store it in honeycombs for the queen and future generations. Pollen has an essential role in the reproduction of bee colonies due to its richness in biologically active substances.

It contains:

• 30% proteins including 10% of essential amino acids
• 40% reducing sugars
• 12% lipids including fatty acids
• Up to eighteen vitamins – including nearly all the B vitamins (except B12) as well as
C, D and E
• Up to sixty elements including calcium, copper, iodine, magnesium, iron, potassium,
selenium and zinc
• Phenolic compounds
• Enzymes

A tsp sized portion a day should be sufficient to start with.

**You must NOT take pollen if pregnant, breastfeeding or have pollen allergies**

What is raw honey?

We’ve written a blog post about this. Check it out here!

I have allergies, can I have honey?

There is a lack of studies on this topic, so whilst some say that consuming honey is considered helpful with treating seasonal allergies, it’s not scientifically proven.

If you would like to try using honey, then we would recommend a small amount (half a teaspoon) of Honeydew honey. This honey is produced by bees visiting large wooded areas and therefore it usually contains less pollen than other types of honey.

**If you have a serious a serious allergy then we would recommend consulting your GP before trying honey as an alternative. Please, be very careful**

Are your products organic?

We have not obtained an organic certification.

However, our apiary is based in an area filled with a wide variety of wild vegetation with little to no exposure to chemicals in south-eastern part of Slovakia.

We also supports forestry organisations who preserve and protect the unique and natural areas ideal for bees locally.

Does honey go off?

Honey is the only food that never spoils. In fact, the oldest known sample of honey, found in an ancient Egyptian tomb and dated to approximately 3000 years ago, was still perfectly edible!

By law we must state a ‘Best before’ date on our honey – you’ll see this printed on our labels.

Is honey suitable for vegans or vegetarians?

Our honey is suitable for vegetarians.

Raw honey is not considered vegan. However there are many vegans who consume it provided it’s sourced ethically and consciously.

Our honey is harvested in this way and our family places a huge importance on the safety and well-being of our bees and their surroundings so we always ensure they have enough honey in the hive to thrive.

Is bee pollen suitable for vegans or vegetarians?

Our bee pollen is suitable for vegetarians.

Bee pollen is not considered vegan. However there are many vegans who consume it provided it’s sourced ethically and consciously. In addition if you are following a plant based diet, bee pollen is great source natural nutrients.

Our family places a huge importance on the safety and well-being of our bees and their surroundings so we always ensure they have enough bee pollen to have strong colonies.

Why has my honey crystallised?

Honey can crystallise over time, it’s a natural process that occurs due to its high natural sugar content.

Please don’t throw it away – it does not compromise it’s quality.

If you’d like to know how to de-crystallise your honey then check out our Raw honey top tips section on all of our honey product pages.

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