I have been reading Bee Pollen and Your Health, by Carlsen Wade, Keats Publishing 1978. This small tome describes the many ways bee pollen improves human health, suggesting bee pollen for fighting cancer, prolonging life, improved athletic performance, aiding digestion, correcting prostrate disorders, and helping us all to look younger. While short on substantiation, it does contain some interesting anecdotes.
If the claims here were even 80 percent correct we would all be raising bees for the pollen, and coping with the resulting honey. From my point of view, while this book may be a little over the top, that does not mean that there are not some benefits for humans to consume pollen. So I am posting this to see what is the experience of this group in using either pollen collected from the entrance or bottom of the hive, or in using bee bread (the pollen and honey mix found in the comb).