How is bee pollen collected?

Bee pollen is collected at the front of the hive when the female worker bees have returned from visiting hundred of flowers. Each bee will bring back only two granules of bee pollen per visit out of their hives. We install small traps on the base of the beehive, where the pollen drops into, and the beekeeper collects this daily. Bee pollen collection does not harm the bees, and nor does it take any pollen (the bees protein!) away from the hive. Beehives are only placed on pollen production when there is an ultimate surplus of pollen in the conservation park.