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What is Pollen?

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Pollen - The Bread of bees


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OPollen (from the Greek "pales" = "flour" or "dust") is the set of tiny grains produced by flowers of the most developed plants in the biological system plant, which are the male reproductive elements, where the gametes will fertilize eggs, to transform into fruit.

Bees are one of the most efficient task forces of the pollination service nature. The flowers provide them an efficient mutual aid pact.

Pollen, rich in protein, provides the necessary nutrient for the development of the bees. The bee collects the pollen of flowers, by adhering to your body when in contact with the stamens, brushing with the "tibia combs and grain clumping into balls, which are transported pollen basket on hind paws. In addition to harvest their part, the bees spread the elements of male flower to flower, because his hairy body is full of pollen.

The bees carry pollen from these spheres to the hive, where they are deposited in the alveoli of the combs being compressed by the head of worker bees to get a compact mass. This mass is transformed not only the high rate of humidity and temperature inside the hive, which is around 35 º C, but also by the action of salivary secretions of bees, which are rich in enzymes, and mixed with nectar.

At the end of these changes this mass is called "bee bread." This "bee bread" is used by them as food protein from the larval period until the end of his adult life. Another important product made by bees with pollen is the royal jelly.

Bees are among the insects, the most efficient pollinators because of their constancy and fidelity to the collection and also for his recognition of its color and odor memory.

It is crucial to plant pollination by bees, not only for the environment, because they ensure the perpetuation of the species, but also for agriculture, by increasing significantly the amount of fruits and seeds.

Pollen is a complete food and valuable nature, which will guarantee all the essential amino acids for human being and also rich in trace minerals, fiber, plant hormones and vitamins. Formed by 10% to 35% of protein material and 30% to 40% of sugars (glucose, fructose and dextrin), which are quickly absorbed by the body without effort.

Pollen also provides cellulose fiber with the chemical structure of carbohydrate, which stimulates bowel movements.


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