- This is the pollen collected by bees, preserved with honey and packed in cells of brood combs around the brood area to use when required by the bees.
- Brood is the eggs and juvenile bees (larvae and pupae) from the worker, drone and queen castes in colonies. Bee brood has good natural nutritional value.
- Mature larvae have fat content of 3.7% and protein of 15.4%. Vitamins A and D are in abundance.
Colonies of Bees:
- A colony of bees consists of workers, drones, queen, honey and pollen in a box. Trade in these colonies can be a source of income for beekeepers.
- Package bees consist of worker bees and queen housed in a gauze cage. They are sold by weight. They should be well-balanced in age from nurse bees to old bees and a young queen, so that they can establish a colony when placed on drawn combs.