What is royal jelly?

  • (noun): A secretion of the pharyngeal glands of bees that is fed to very young larvae and to bees destined to be queens.

Royal Jelly

Royal jelly is a honey bee secretion that is used in the nutrition of larvae and adult queens. It is secreted from the glands in the hypopharynx of worker bees, and fed to all larvae in the colony.

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Hive Management - For Royal Jelly Production
... The production of royal jelly is most dependent on the proper genetics of the queen ... are selectively bred to increase the production of royal jelly ...
The Great Automatic Grammatizator - The Stories
... Royal Jelly (from Kiss Kiss) A new pair of parents fears for the life of their little girl, who is sickly underweight ... remembers hearing of the miraculous royal jelly used by bees to transform one particular larva into a queen ... that he himself swallowed buckets of the jelly for months in an attempt to cure his impotence ...
Royal Jelly - Experimental Research
... Royal jelly has been reported as a possible immunomodulatory agent in Graves' disease ... Research also suggests that the 10-hydroxy-2-decenoic acid (10-HDA) found in royal jelly may inhibit the vascularization of tumors ... Royal jelly has also been hypothesized to correct cholesterol level imbalances due to nicotine consumption ...
Western Honey Bee - Beekeeping - Honey Bees - Royal Jelly
... Royal jelly is a honey bee secretion that is used in the nutrition of the larvae ... It is marketed for its alleged health benefits, but may cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals ...

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