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How long does Fresh (Raw) Bee Pollen last?
As you all know, nothing lasts forever... Except honey of course, but that's another story!
Unfortunately, bee pollen does have an expiration date, but it will last longer than you think. Fresh Bee Pollen's lifespan depends entirely on how it is stored. Since it is pure plant material, it is technically a living product, similar to cut flowers. If you've ever been to a flower shop, you may have seen the giant cold case they keep the arrangements in. This is to keep them fresh and prevent wilting. The same idea stands for bee pollen.
However, with bee pollen, the cold will preserve it much, much longer than flowers. When kept in the refrigerator, bee pollen will have a lifespan of up to 1 year. Bee pollen can also be stored in the freezer, which will keep the quality for up to 2 years' time.
Out of the refrigerator or freezer, Fresh Bee Pollen is only good for a few days or so before it begins to diminish in quality. So whenever you purchase Fresh bee pollen, remember to stick it in the fridge as soon as you get home!