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The royal jelly is a creamy white substance, strongly acidic, with a peculiar odor and a slightly bitter taste, very nutritious, which is secreted by ypofaryngikous glands of young worker bees. Designed for feeding all the larvae until the age of 3 days and adult queens. The name "royal jelly" was given in 1788 by renowned Swiss zoologist Frannois Huber and comes from the fact that the larvae destined to become queens, and adult queens are fed exclusively with a large quantity of food is.

There is no genetic difference between workers and queens develop in the same cell. The only variation comes from the fact that the larvae for queens fed exclusively on royal jelly every day, while those for female workers after the third day, with a mixture of nectar and pollen. As a result, the queens are developed within 16 days, are 42% larger and 60% more weight, have a highly developed genetic system, ovaries, and seed has fully developed, have a longer life (2-4 years), and high productivity. Under the influence of royal jelly, the queen is able to give birth every day up to 1200 eggs a day, which means that the weight of eggs in one day exceeds twice its own weight. Unlike the workers complete their development within 21 days, live shorter period (35-40 days) and do not lay eggs.

Usually given directly to the queen or larvae directly and secreted. It is stored in the cell and therefore is not a traditional bee products. The only place where the harvest is possible is during the Queen's food, the larvae destined to become queens are fed royal jelly abundance.