Gjelina Group Goes to the Market: Eli's Bees Candy Pollen
"Pollen usually has this chalky, kinda bland-but-a-little-sweet taste. The pollen we are harvesting... it's almost like candy."
By Sam Rogers, Gjelina Group’s Farm Liaison
Eli Lichter-Marck of Eli’s Bees is a contagiously excited presence. He is a local beekeeper in the Santa Monica Mountains and produces honey like you've never tasted before. Recently I woke up to an early morning text from him of a picture of this incredible candy-looking pollen. The colors were so vibrant — purples and blues, greens and oranges — that I, like Eli, immediately got overwhelmed with excitement.