Pollen is collected by honeybees while visiting plants to collect nectar. Pollen is the protein source in the diet of honeybees and is stored in the comb next to nectar and honey.
There are trace amounts of pollen in honey from the plant that the bees collected the nectar from. Many people suggest that eating honey from local plants is helpful for allergies because of the trace amounts of pollen found in honey.
Honey is safe for kids ages 1 and above. The American Pediatric Association recommends honey as a safe remedy for children that have a cough or cold.
The wax cells of the honeycomb are edible and contain Vitamin A as well as healthy roughage.