Pollen is a delicate substance that needs to be stored properly in order to preserve its quality and longevity. The best way to store pollen is to keep it in the freezer in sealed glass bottles containing a desiccant, such as calcium chloride or silica gel. Silica gel is a popular material for drying flowers and can be found in many nurseries and hobby stores. It usually comes in the form of dark blue crystals that turn pink as they absorb moisture.
To reduce the moisture content of pollen, it can be mixed with flour. For long-term storage, pollen should be kept in a sealed vial or freezer bag. It can be stored in the fridge or freezer, but for optimal preservation, the colder the better. Before storing it, it is recommended to let the pollen dry out. Spread it out on parchment paper and let it rest at 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit in low light and moderate humidity for up to 48 hours. When stored properly, cannabis seeds can last several years and sometimes even longer.