While honey is actually the carbohydrates/starch for bees basically energy giving meal for them, pollen is the source of Protein, rare minerals, vitamins, flower oil and some enzymes. This is pollen: You take it with warm water and a spoon of honey in the morning before breakfast to pass it through the gut. It's known to contain medicinal properties that have impact on cancer control. It's a mistake and a great mistake for people to think or imagine that bees eat only honey. Bees normally mix honey and pollen to make their well balanced diet of their daily food called " bee bread" and that's what they eat.