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What is the "royal jelly"

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Royal jelly is one of the five products of the hive, together with honey, pollen, propolis and beeswax.

It 'a gelatinous substance, straw-colored, slightly sour, very focused and that is processed by the nurse bees between the ages of 5 and 14 days, through the hypopharyngeal and mandibular glands located in the head.

It is used to feed the hive and all the larvae during the first two days of life is the queen bee for the duration of its existence.

Royal jelly, in fact, is the exclusive food of all the larvae until the second day of life, while the third day will begin to feed on honey and pollen and will be but a shell destined to become queen bee that will continue to feed for a lifetime with this substance noble.

And it is the power base of this jelly is the secret of extraordinary longevity of the queen bee, which lives up to 4/5 years, or about forty times longer than a normal worker bee, which lives on average about 40 / 45 days or 4/5 months in winter.

The royal jelly and royal jelly has been ignored for a long time by the scientific world and it is only in the seventeenth century, the Dutch scientist Swammerdam cites for the first time in his "Bible of Nature." But it was only in the late '700, which is coined the term "royal jelly" and you are looking at using it to feed the larvae and queen bee.

The term "royal jelly" is commonly used in many foreign countries (royal jelly, royal jelly, jalea real, etc ...) while in Italy at the moment you still prefer the term royal jelly.

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