Yes, you’re right bee pollen and honey are products produced by animals (those little tiny guys you try to avoid on hot summer days), but with that said many raw foodist still choose to eat them due to the enormous amount of benefits. I throw both in my smoothie a few times a week.
”Bee pollen is granulated pollen gathered by the bees and is one of nature’s most complete, nutritious foods. About 40 percent protein, half of which is free amino acids, bee pollen supplies humans with almost every essential element we need to survive. It has markedly high in folic acid, vitamins, and nucleic acids, and is thought to help cure chronic digestive and autoimmune diseases. And women, listen up: Not only has bee pollen been tapped to stimulate the production of eggs from ovaries, it also plays a role in preventing and treating such cancers as breast and uterine. In this case, a spoonful of honey just might save your life,” (Raw Food, Real World, pg. 87).
Raw honey is rich in B-complex vitamins, vitamins C, D, & E. It is a great source of enzyme amylase, which helps to break down sugars. Please make sure to buy raw honey!