Why Bee Pollen Can Help Your Horse

Supercharge Your Horse's Health With Bee Pollen!

So what is Bee Pollen?

Bees gather and bring pollen back to their hives for food. Without pollen, plants, trees and flowers could not exist; even we depend on it.

Bee pollen provides a wide spectrum of essential nutrients. Each is required to maintain perfect health. These includes:

  • all vitamins of the B-complex and vitamin C. Since these are water soluble, they should be taken daily.
  • Vitamins D, E, K, and beta-carotene (vitamin A).
  • It's a rich source of numerous minerals, (with calcium and phosphorous in an almost perfect 1:1 ratio), enzymes and co-enzymes, plant-source fatty acids, carbohydrates and proteins.
  • Plus 22 amino acids - including all eight ‘essential’ amino acids which the body cannot manufacture for itself.*

Should my horse (or me) take a Bee Pollen supplement?


If you or your animals are allergic to honey, then it'd be a no - by its nature Bee Pollen will not be suitable for anyone with a honey allergy.

A multi-vitamin and multi-mineral supplement could be a useful addition to you or your horse's diet.

But please seek professional medical or veterinary advice before using any supplement to find out if it's likely to be of any benefit to you.

Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

If you or your horses are pregnant, taking any medications or under medical/veterinary supervision, please consult a doctor or healthcare professional or veterinary surgeon before use. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.

Are Bee Pollen supplement's all the same?

In short, no. As with any supplement buy the best quality that you can - it does make a difference!

Bees collect pollen from different plants which also will have grown in different environmental conditions depending on where they are.
(E.g. that's why manuka honey - which you may have heard of - only comes from Australia or New Zealand, due to the Leptospermum scoparium plant which bees produce manuka honey from, only being native to those countries).

I sell Forever Bee Pollen. This is gathered from the blossoms that blanket remote high desert regions. This supplement’s ingredients are fresh and potent; it includes both honey and royal jelly. Humans can take it as a supplement, as can many animals including horses and dogs.


Bee pollen has been the subject of a variety of scientific research, including:

  1. Komosinska-Vassev, K., Olczyk, P., Kaźmierczak, J., Mencner, L., & Olczyk, K. (2015). Bee Pollen: Chemical Composition and Therapeutic Application. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM, 2015, 297425. http://doi.org/10.1155/2015/297425
  2. Guiné, Raquel. (2015). Bee Pollen: Chemical Composition and Potential Beneficial Effects on Health. Current Nutrition & Food Science. 11. 301-308. 10.2174/1573401311666150630181615.
  3. Witold Kędzierski,Iwona Janczarek,Sylwestr Kowalik,Monika Jamioł,Tatiana Wawak,Grzegorz Borsuk,Monika Przetacznik (2020) Bee Pollen Supplementation to Aged Horses Influences Several Blood Parameters (Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2020)

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About the Author

Suzanne Harris is founder of this Taranet website at www.taranet.co.uk, and also provides business coaching to horse and dog care and veterinary professionals.