Why do beekeepers collect from their hives and what benefits do pollen and royal jelly offer humans was what I am asking. Sorry if it wasn't clear before.
I surely understood what you meant. You get answer if you put in GOOGLE the key words and you read commercial advertising. But I do not believe those at all. That is my opinion. And the fact and the aswer is, that pollen is not essential, same honey for human. Same you can say about ketshup, chokolate, apple, potato, rise. Every food stuff can be compensated with another. Think about Eskimos? It is essential that they eat raw flesh 50 years ago. So they get vitamin C. Those who cook his flesh food, C-vitamin was destroyed.
Australia is the only continent where is not enobled any food plant.
Now we know really much more than 100 years ago, but man has survived some million years and without pollen.
But in Finland there was a big starwation years 150 years ago, during 1866-1868. and 1886-87 . We were under Russian emperor, but empire did not have transporting system how to deliver food for people whose crop weather destroyed.
We have thousand of lakes but we did not know how to get fish from ice capped water. During last world war Russian war prisoners teached how to jig fish from the hole in the ice 1940. http://www.enontekio.fi/suomi/galleria/pilkki.jpg
Also in Ireland it was also big starvation http://www.the7thfire.com/Victoria/Ireland.html
"......America established itself in Ireland and commenced to destroy the potato crop. When the fungus had run its course at least 1 1/2 million, possibly as many as 2 million, Irish had died and another 1 1/2 million had emigrated."
It was famous that Finnish ate scotch pine bark flour, but later the Finnish army studied (1982) that bark is poisonous and to make bark flour it takes more energy than gives. Also there are my age people, borned after war, and they have starved or have been allways hungry 1950th. In my childhood lack of vitamins was every day life.
" So longs as man fart, he is alive". (Fact from German)
SORRY, You made a too good question!