Friday, November 27, 2009

Off Topic: Joebees Bee Pollen Supplement Review

Before I begin I want to explain some things: Yes, I was an intern at ESPN 850 WKNR over summer. Yes, Joebees is a major partner (their term for advertising client because they literally try to integrate the product into their programming, so it is a "partnership") of ESPN Cleveland. Yes, I received a free sample while I was at ESPN Cleveland. But in no way have I been compensated for writing this review nor have I been asked to write it, and I am no longer affiliated with ESPN Cleveland in any form despite knowing people there and considering myself a "friend of the station."

Ok, got that legalese out of the way? Good. (FYI: Blogs are going to begin to require stating whether or not they've been compensated or given free samples for trying a product. I might as well get used to it now.)

Joebees is a Bee Pollen supplement. For those of you who don't know, bee pollen is considered one of nature's most "complete" foods. It contains the essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids that every body needs to function optimally. Most of all, these nutrients are all natural, from nature: they're not created in a lab. Everyone knows nature-based products are better than products created in a lab.

Another benefit of bee pollen is that it gives you added energy. Let me be clear on this: This is not an energy supplement like Red Bull or 5-hour energy. Your heart rate doesn't elevate and you don't experience a "high" like you do with energy supplements. I'll give you an example: One of my friends became a KNR listener over summer and wanted to try Joebees, so he ordered a supply of them. After a few months I asked him if they worked and how he liked them, he told me he liked them a lot. They did in fact give him a boost of energy, but it's not what people consider a "boost of energy" like the 5-hour Energy supplement. Basically, he would always take an afternoon nap before taking Joebees, now he doesn't need that afternoon nap and can make it through the day. It's a subtle, but noticeable difference, and now his entire family takes them. If you can feel that kind of difference on the outside, just imagine how much better you're feeling inside. Afterall, you need to feel results internally before the results manifest themselves externally.

I, too, have experienced that kind of energy boost. Like clockwork, my body is always begging for a nap come 3 PM. After using Joebees for a few weeks, I noticed I'm not as tired as often. Of course, this is not a substitute for sleep: on days where I get fewer hours of sleep than desired I still want a nap, but on days where I get a normal amount of sleep I'm not seeking a mid-afternoon siesta.

Another point I want to be clear on: the benefits happen over time. You don't immediately take two capsules and feel it. Think of it like a workout program: over time, you see the results. There's also medical information that supports what I say about Joebees, just Google "bee pollen benefits."

In terms of customer service, Joe B. is top notch. You can talk to him personally about the product, he talks to you on Twitter, he reads your feedback and he communicates with you personally. I know from personal experience that Joe's customer relations are second to none. Like I said, I have not been asked to write this. I wrote this because of my positive experience with not only the product, but the person selling the product.

This is NOT a miracle product, but remember: there is NO SUCH THING as a miracle product! It's an all-natural vitamin supplement that will give you an added boost of energy that will have you feeling better over time.

Unless you're allergic to bees, I highly suggest you dial 877-300-5632 or go to


  1. commercial - can't check out Cleveland sports without hearing about bee crap.

  2. It has been factually proven that Bee Pollen provides zero added benefits compared to normal "food". It is nothing more than a mixture of carbs/protein/fat which is nothing more than food.

    Why would you pay an outrageous amount of money for some chinese bee pollen? I truly underestimate how moronic the average pool of people that listen to sports radio are.

  3. I would be interested in seeing the literature to support the factual proof that Bee Pollen provides zero benefit. What's your source?

    1. Research any double-blind medical testing by the medical community. When you also cannot name the sourcing country (I have yet to hear a definitive answer) of the pollen (assumed to be China) then not only do you have a product that is ineffective, you have to gamble on ingesting Chinese products.

      Joe bee has a good scam going under the guise of unproven and anecdotal health benefits to the unwashed masses.