Allergies to bee stings, can I take bee pollen?

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I am allergic to bee stings so am wondering if I can still take bee pollen capsules and Royal Jelly? Many thanks.

Great question. I need to preface my answer with this - I am not a medical doctor so I can't legally advise people on medical issues. You should always consult with your doctor on severe allergy issues before taking any supplement. That being said, there is no bee venom in bee pollen. You are allergic to the venom, not the pollens in the bee pollen granules. If you decide to give bee pollen a try, start out with only one granule at a time and increase this amount daily by one granule for a month IF you don't show any signs of reacting badly. And as always, check with your doctor and let him know what you are doing.

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Oct 10, 2016
Sometimes the allergy is to the protein in BOTH
by: Carol

This summer I had my first bad reaction to a bee sting. I went for medical help. Without thinking much about it tonight I ate a little bee pollen. I thought that it might help me build up an immunity to the severity of the reaction to the bee sting. Almost immediately my ear started itching. It was too much of a coincidence. I called the pharmacist. Here is what I understood him to say. Please check this out with your own medical person.

The venom and the pollen are different, however, it is possible that the allergy is to the protein from the bee. If that is the case, then some one who is allergic to the protein in the venom will also be allergic to the protein in the bee pollen.

He also mentioned that there may be a homeopathic remedy and that gradually introducing bee pollen might be helpful. HOWEVER, he said this should not be attempted alone. A medical person, homeopath, or allopathic doctor should be consulted.

Hope this is helpful.

Apr 15, 2015
bee pollen
by: Anonymous

i tried bee pollen a little at a time. i started out with a quarter teaspoon a day. i increased the dose to 1/2 teaspoon and i broke out in a rash.

Feb 06, 2015
Maybe
by: Anonymous

I react badly to bee stings. Supplements with royal jelly, bee pollen and propolis cause my heart to race and make me feel lightheaded within a few minutes.

Not life-threatening, but very uncomfortable.

I'd tread lightly and take note of any side-effect you might have.


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Allergic to bees - can I take bee pollen?

by Erin Garcia
(Bakersfield, CA)

Is it safe to take bee pollen or Zixiu Tang if you are allergic to bees?

Angela's Comments:

Yes, most people who are allergic to bee's are allergic to the venom. There is no venom in bee pollen.

Angela

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Allergic to bees - can I take bee pollen?

by H. L. Andrews
(Boulder, CO)

I am allergic to bee stings. Is bee pollen unsafe to use under these circumstances? I love honey and have no reaction to it.

Angela's Comments:

If you are allergic to bee stings, you react to bee venom. There is no bee venom in bee pollen so most people who are allergic to bee stings can still take bee pollen. Bee pollen contains different floral pollens so unless you are allergic to those pollens, you should have no issue consuming bee pollen. The fact that you can consume honey leads me to believe that you'll have no issue with bee pollen. That being said, follow my guidelines in How To Take Bee Pollen when you start out to minimize the risk of any reaction:

http://www.bee-pollen-buzz.com/how-to-take-bee-pollen.html

Hope that helps,
Angela

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Allergic to bees - can I take bee pollen?

by Ramsey
(Edmonton, Canada)

I would like to use herbal chew to quit tobacco chew, however, most of the herbal products contain bee pollen. I am allergic to bees. Will this be a problem?

Most likely no, as you are allergic to bee stings and bee venom. There is no bee venom in bee pollen. So unless you have a severe allergy to pollens, you should be ok. Always check with your doctor before starting a supplement though just to be safe.

Angela

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Jul 07, 2015
Bee allergy
by: Anonymous

Going to assume I probably can't take bee pollen. If I am stung I go into anaphylaxis. If a bee lands on me I develop hives and mild anaphylaxis. The only honey I can eat has to be bee free clover honey. Surprisingly thou I have no seasonal allergies to pollen. Do you know of any other supplement that will give me the benefits of bee pollen.

Angela's Comments:

I would consider trying another high anti-oxidant superfood. Consider raw hemp seeds, chlorella, or even an organic greens powder like Green+.

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My husband is allergic to bees

If I am taking bee pollen, will intercourse with my husband produce allergic reactions in him if he is allergic to bees?

Angela's comments:

No, it will not. He is allergic to bee venom, not pollen.

Angela

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Allergic to Bee Stings. Can I take bee pollen?

by Linda B.

My son is allergic to bee stings. Can he still take Bee Pollen?

Angela's Resonse:

Hi Linda,
Great question. I need to preface my answer with this - I am not a medical doctor so I can't legally advise people on medical issues. You should always consult with your doctor on severe allergy issues before taking any supplement. That being said, there is no bee venom in bee pollen. Your son is allergic to the venom, not the pollens in the bee pollen granules. If you decide to give him bee pollen, start out with only one granule at a time and increase this amount daily by one granule for a month IF he doesn't show any signs of reacting badly. And as always, check with your doctor and let him know what you are doing.

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