The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.
— Elizabeth Lawrence
Bees are amazing. Without them our world would look very different. Think about all those gorgeous summer fruits and delicious summer veggies we love so much…most of them would not exist without the largely unseen work of bees. They are our worlds great pollinators and we should all work hard to protect them because without their buzzing we would lose so much.
Bees are the ultimate metaphor for the concept of the meridian system in Traditional Medicine. Bees work together to ensure the health and safety of the entire hive. They have defence strategies and a mindset of “all for one and one for all.” Our meridian system is the same. One tiny part of that system misaligns and our whole body is thrown out of balance. We also have a defensive system that warns us when we need a tune-up like acupuncture or massage.
Bees produce honey but they also produce bee pollen. In Traditional Medicine, bee pollen has been used for years to help improve digestion and increase energy. It is also a great restorative for long-term illness and stress. Bee pollen is as close to perfect as food gets. It contains nearly all the nutrients a human needs.
In Traditional Medicine, nutrition is important, but we also focus on the energetic qualities of food. Bees choose only the best, healthiest and most appealing flowers to pollinate. Fresh honey is the end result of this amazing pollination transformation and is why fresh, raw honey is considered a natural antibiotic.
When you eat bee pollen, you are taking in the very best of what a bee has to offer. It takes more than eight hours for a bee to gather one teaspoon of pollen. Going from flower to flower, choosing only the best and most beautiful pollen. Just think about the amount of energy and nutrients you are consuming!!!
You can start by adding ½ teaspoon of bee pollen to your favourite juice and work your way up to 2 teaspoons a day. In the summer, for maximum cooling and energy, use fresh watermelon juice! You will bee cool and bee so very healthy.