The shelf life of bee pollen?

This summer, I purchased Bee Pollen from local farmers market. It is in a pellet (dry) form and I was wondering if it has a shelf life. I know honey does not.


Angela's Comments:

Raw bee pollen does have a shelf life, particularly if it has NOT been refrigerated or frozen. If it has remained at room temperature, then you likely have 6 months to a year to consume it. If you kept it in the fridge, you have likely have 1 - 2 years. Frozen bee pollen will keep for several years.

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Shelf life of bee pollen if kept in the fridge?

by Trisch M.

I was wondering, what is the 'shelf-life' of bee pollen granuales stored in the fridge. I had some given to me just before I had gotten very sick and on chemo, so I didn't take it. I was nervous of mixing anything with all the drugs I was on. I have still got my bee pollen granuales, I couldn't bear to get rid of them.
They are the Dutchman's Gold brand. That was 3 years ago! They look fine, as good as when they were bought???? Should I sadly get rid of them??
Thank you so very much for your time! Trisch

Angela's Response:

Hello Trisch,
Thank you for contacting me. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - I've been away for the holidays. Great question. It has been my experience that if kept refrigerated and dry, bee pollen will keep quite well for several years. I would suggest tasting/smelling your pollen for any signs of rancidity and if nothing seems 'bad', go ahead and consume it.

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Shelf life of frozen bee pollen?

I have had bee pollen in my freezer for about 5 years. Is it still good?

Angela's Response:

If the bee pollen has been kept frozen for the entire 5 years, it should be ok. What I'd suggest is de-thawing it and trying only a few granules to determine if it tastes fresh. If you suspect in any way that it is not good, don't risk it and get yourself some freshly bagged/bottled bee pollen.

Bee healthy ~ Angela

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Shelf life of bee pollen?

I've had a jar of bee pollen granules in my pantry for probably several years and it looks the same as when I got it. should I throw it out??

Angela's Comments:

Not necessarily. Look for any signs of spoilage. Has it been kept at room temperature? Does it smell bad or off? You might even want to taste a few granules to see if they taste ok. If it was kept dry and cool, it may be consumable. Error on the side of caution though.

Bee healthy,
Angela

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Shelf life of bee pollen?

by Diana
(El Paso, TX)

What is the shelf life of pure bee pollen Texas Honeybee Guild?

Hi Diana,
Great question. Is this product in a sealed package or has it been opened?

Generally speaking, if it has been kept cool or at room temperature, you have a year. If its been stored in the freezer (which I recommend) you'll have several years.

Angela

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Shelf life of Bee Pollen whole granules

How long to keep once opened?

Angela's Response:

Once opened, bee pollen granules will last one year if kept refrigerated. They will last indefinitely if kept in the freezer. If kept at room temperature, I'd recommend consuming within 3 - 4 months.

Bee healthy ~ Angela

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