Another question or two, my first thought on first hearing of eating pollen for health purposes (upon becoming a beekeekper) , and being a person that evidently has numerous allergys (none specifically identified) whose nose runs just about daily, if pollen causes reactions, eating it would appear to be flirting with danger. Is there any pollen that is known to be dangerous to consume? Does pollen in the nose cause a reaction, but never when consumed as food? How about when breathing through the mouth rather than the nose?
---->These days, of course, I would try to taste it specifically to find out what flowers it might have come from!<-----
Can you tell by tasteing what plant the pollen is from? does the pollen tast like the plant smells? are there any known plant pollens that are detrimental to good/quality honey?
I live on the Lake, and in the spring the surface of the lake is covered with a thick layer of yellowish/greenish pollen which I have suspected to be pine tree, and oaktree pollen. Do these trees have blooms that provide necter (I have never noticed any)? Do the bees gather pollen from plants that do not provide necter?
Oh, by the way I have always been an inqusitive what if, why, how does it work kind of person, and after all, if you don't ask, you will never know.