Pollen is the male germ cell produced by all flowering plants for fertilization and plant embryo formation. Flower pollen collects on the legs and bodies of worker bees. Sometimes it can also include nectar and bee saliva. Pollen comes from many plants, so the contents of bee pollen can vary significantly depending on the region where it was collected. Bees can collect as much as 65 lbs. of pollen per year, per hive. The honeybee uses pollen as a protein rich source of food.
The Sundance Bottom Mounted Pollen trap is the industry standard for pollen collection. This pollen trap comes fully assembled and allows collection of fresh, clean pollen for use in pollen patties or to sell. Pollen is clean and can be harvested without opening the hive. The bottom mount version can be turned "on" or "off" without removing the trap from the hive. The integrated Luan cover protects the pollen from debris that falls within the hive. An easily accessible collection drawer allows for more frequent collection, ensuring the freshness of the pollen. Complete use and care instructions are included.