Frequently Asked Questions About Royal Jelly
Secreted from their hypopharynx glands, nurse bees feed royal jelly to the queen about 1,500 times a day throughout her development. When the queen hatches from its pupa, the nurse bees continue to feed her; however, at this stage, we interrupt the queen’s development and harvest the royal jelly.
Every egg the queen bee lays is created equal. However, possibly the most amazing thing about royal jelly is how it transforms worker bee larvae into queens. Yes, the nutritional magic of royal jelly enables a queen bee to develop a reproductive system, grow 40% larger than worker bees and live 60 times longer.
Humans have consumed royal jelly for centuries and enjoyed many of the life-prolonging benefits. In fact, consumers of the product in Asia are some of the oldest people in the world.
Do you know that most royal jelly on the market is fake? It’s true. You see, it can come in powder form, and a large proportion imported into New Zealand — an estimated 90% — is diluted with other substances. To make the powdered royal jelly appear genuine, the manufacturers add synthetic 10-HAD, which is the only active ingredient tested to judge its authenticity. What can you do? Be wary of powdered royal jelly.
Royal Jelly is consumed universally by adults in all areas of life — young adults to the elderly, male and female. People in Asia have enjoyed royal jelly for centuries, and they are well aware of the benefits. Actually, in countries such as Korea, Japan and Taiwan, there is a larger market for royal jelly than for honey.
Yes. We export it frozen via a freight forwarder on dry ice. Delivery is 1 – 2 days, depending on the overseas port’s location.
Royal Jelly is a highly biologically active ingredient, so it must be handled with care to ensure the nutritional attributes and goodness remain. Royal jelly can be preserved in a frozen state for up to two years, and it keeps fresh refrigerated for two weeks.