Royal jelly is secreted by the pharyngeal glands of worker bees between their fifth and fourteenth day of life. It is a whitish gelatinous substance with a pearly sheen that has an acidic flavour and is slightly sweet. It is the only food for all the larvae until the third day of their existence, until the fifth day of their existence for larvae chosen to become queen bees, and for the entire life of the queen bee from the day she leaves her royal cell.
Only royal jelly from the royal cells is available in a sufficient quantity to be harvested. Producing apiarists raise queen bees which makes it possible to produce an adequate amount of royal cells without disturbing the life of the beehive. When the royal jelly reaches it maximum level of abundance in the artificial cells, it is removed by aspiration under strict conditions of speed and asepsis.
Royal jelly is therefore preserved in small glass jars, and it is of vital importance to keep it refrigerated between 0°C and 5°C. It is taken sublingually. It is also available in preparations, often with honey, but also with various other health food, cosmetic (creams, shampoos) and milk products and sweets.
Royal jelly is a natural substance and a source of energy. It is rich in vitamins and good for health. Therefore, it is important to know how to use it for good health or to improve health.
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