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Ethiopia: So far, there exists no classical pollen business in Ethiopia, where the beekeepers install pollen traps to collect and sell exclusively the pollen product (per. communication with the Holeta Bee Research Center). But of the 90% of sold crude honey, about 80% goes into the tej-production and crude honey consists of not only honey, but also of wax and pollen and the pollen plays an important role for the production of honey beer (fermentation process). [1] [2]

Indonesia: There is no data on pollen business in Indonesia, but according to a local scientist (Universitas Padjadjaran), there is a market for pollen. Beekeepers collect the product with a pollen trap. Harvested pollen is divided into two categories: pure pollen, and mixed pollen (mixed with honey, and/or royal jelly). The products are found at online marketplaces as well as in herbal stores.


  1. Fichtl, R., & Adi, A. (1994). Honeybee Flora of Ethiopia. Margraf Verlag Germany.
  2. Serda, B., Zewudu, T., Dereje, M., & Aman, M. (2015). Beekeeping Practices, Production Potential and Challenges of Bee Keeping among Beekeepers in Haramaya District, Eastern Ethiopia. J Veterinar Sci Technol 6(255), 1-5.