September 15, 2003 |
Bee pollen is one of several bee products, including royal jelly and propolis, sold as a dietary supplement. Bee pollen pills and powder contain bee saliva and pollen collected from plants by bees. Some manufacturers market bee pollen as a nutritious energy booster, but more than two decades of use as a health food have shown that the product can pose significant health risks for some people.
March 18, 2001 |
And this is good old Boston, the home of the bean and the cod . . . . * And it was fine. It was fine if you liked beans and you liked cod and you didn't mind predictability. Because, after all, it was Boston, and it had so many other things to recommend it: Beacon Hill and the Back Bay and, some years, the Red Sox. Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market and the Freedom Trail. It was history and it was highbrow and if you happened to get hungry, the old standbys could provide sustenance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1999 |
With a smoke machine in hand, Bill Lewis removes the cover of a 10-inch-deep wooden box--and a swarm of 16,000 bees comes buzzing out. The key to avoiding stings, he says, is to not make sudden moves that would anger the bees. That's just one of the tricks he has picked up over the past 25 years since he began beekeeping as a Boy Scout in Wisconsin. "I'm addicted to bees--the smells, the sounds," Lewis said. "I don't think my life would be the same without them."
October 13, 1996 |
It's almost my turn and I'm going to choke, I just know it. I'm standing in the soothing Starbucks-meets-GNC portals of a place called Jamba Juice, contemplating the social significance of the latest beverage phylum--the Smoothie. Well, in truth, I'm simply dithering. Do I want a Peach Pleasure or a Citrus Squeeze? Is it possible to overdose on C? Will a Powerberry keep me up all night? And what about this crazy list of "inertias": bee pollen, oat bran, protein powder?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1992 |
As much as the men who planted the trees, it was the bees who put the Orange in Orange County. Living in man-made hives, the bees' purpose was as simple as spring itself--to pollinate the fragrant orange blossoms so the trees would bear fruit. But like the fast-disappearing orange tree, the bees have also become a casualty of the housing boom. In 1965, more than 200,000 beehives existed in Orange County, according to local bee experts. Only about 12,000 remain today.
August 30, 1990 |
Next time you dip a spoon into your honey pot consider this: A single bee will only gather enough nectar to make one teaspoon of the syrupy sweetener during a short and busy life span--which can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Honey is a crop produced in a wide variety of locations and climates. In North County, coastal areas are better suited to honey production because of the abundance of eucalyptus trees, according to Alan Mikolich, vice president of the Beekeepers' Assn.