High up in the Caucasus mountains of the former soviet union live villagers that are some of the longest living people in the world. Their life isn’t easy by our modern standards. They live in cold conditions and do hard physical work daily well into old age. They don’t have the modern technologies and benefits that we are acusomted to.
Dr. Nicolai Vasilievich Tsitsin, the USSR’s chief biologist (and botanist) and an acknowledged expert on geriatrics, spent years traveling through the villages studying the secrets of these people that seem to defy age (naturally of course…as modern medication, surgery and botox aren’t on offer.
Dr. Tsitsin was amazed to find more than 200 individuals over 125 years of age, all still working every day and participating actively in village life. Dr. Tsitsin was incredibly puzzled. He knew that there must be a reason for these hard working, challenged people’s incredible longetivity.After a lot of investigation and questioning, he stumbled upon the one thing that seemed to set these people apart.
These people were bee keepers. What they kept for themselves and ate regularly was the thick residue that accumulated on the bottoms of their hives...Bee Pollen