Our pollen is always fresh and cold-stored, and is collected from many different geographical areas in order to achieve the widest range of nutrients as possible. Human consumption of bee products is praised in the Bible. They have long been prescribed by traditional health practitioners, including the father of western medicine, Hippocrates. He used bee venom to treat arthritis and other joint problems. The ancient Greeks and Romans fed their atheletes "bee bread" (a combination of raw honey and bee pollen) to enhance their stamina and athletic abilities. Also the early Egyptians and Chinese used a combination of pollen and honey as a rejuvenating medicinal agent.