STINGER'S BEE POLLEN
I start my day with bee pollen,
just a teaspoon full.
Twice a year, I pay a visit to my friend,
Joy Stinger (it's her real name),
who raises bees locally and sells
her honey, bee pollen and bees wax.
On a recent visit to her city home/farm,
she invited me in to see her greenhouse (on the 3rd floor)
to meet her Portuguese water dogs,
all her chickens, her bird sanctuary,
her bees wax candle factory (in the basement),
and of course, her bees!
Each room of her house was an "art gallery"
of collected treasures -- paintings, figurines,
antiques, dolls, stained glass, photos, eggs,
potted plants, a life time of design and good taste.
She's become a celebrity of sorts, and a reliable
source of fresh bee pollen.
She's spry for her years, and promotes the healthy benefits
of bee pollen . . . which she calls the "perfect food."
Used in traditional Chinese and ancient Egyptian
herbal medicine for thousands of years,
bee pollen contains "every nutrient that we know of
required to sustain human life, and all the main
anti-oxidants that have been discovered to date."
Bee pollen granules are a combination of flower pollen,
nectar and the digestive juices of worker bees
that contain 22 amino acids, all the key vitamins
and essential trace elements essential for good health.
(Fact: I haven't been sick one day since
taking my daily dose of bee pollen.)
Thank you, Joy Stinger.
And thank you, bees!