Bee Naturalles’ royal jelly is the essence of Greek polyfloral nature. Gently handled with care this organic apiculture product is the honey bee’s precious, little secret with beneficial properties for overall health.
Use & Tips
Up to 1g (3 enclosed spoons) daily, under the tongue.
Should not be given to infants under 1 year old.
In special cases of illness, the advice of a doctor is recommended.
Certified Greek organic royal jelly of varied botanical origin.
Bee Naturalles participates in the “Identification of Greek Pollen & Royal Jelly” Project [Council Regulation (EC) No. 1234/2007] of the Beekeeping Laboratory, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Bee Naturalles’ organic apiculture products excel in quality & taste & have been awarded (counting 30 awards!) by the Great Taste Awards, having been rated as a 3-star winner, the highest accolade in Great Taste 2020 for Bee Naturalles ORGANIC WILD HONEY. Bee Naturalles’ organic bee products have been highly honoured as top worldwide organic honeys by Biolmiel (top 3 among the Gold Medal awarded certified organic honeys), Gourmet Exhibition (Specialist Awards 1st Platinum & 1st Golden Prize), Le Monde (Greece) & the Museum of Greek Gastronomy. In 2022, Bee Naturalles had been honoured by the renowned gastronomical culture magazine “Gastronomos” & the its supreme “Gastronomos | Quality Awards”.
Royal jelly is a white thick substance, with a special smell and sour taste. It is secreted by the hypopharyngeal glands of worker bees to feed the queen for the first three days of life.
Compared to worker bees, which after the first three days of birth are fed a mixture of nectar and pollen, larvae intended for queens continue to feed exclusively on royal jelly. As a result, they develop in a shorter period of time, with an overall larger size and weight than that of the workers and a fully developed genetic system that enables them to lay thousands of eggs daily. Another important difference between queens and workers, due solely to their diet with royal jelly, is their extended lifespan, which is estimated at 4-5 years on average, and may reach up to 8, while female workers live only 1-4 months.
Its beneficial properties are not limited to the growth, morphology and longevity of queens. The benefits of royal jelly on human health have been known since ancient times. It was also, according to Greek mythology, a key component of ambrosia which granted immortality to the gods of Olympus in combination with the nectar, which they obtained from honey.
Royal jelly has been repeatedly studied for its composition and beneficial effect. Its composition is rich in proteins, amino acids, vitamins, especially those of the B complex, fatty acids, hormones and peptides that make it a very valuable ally for human health. In particular, royal jelly stimulates the antimicrobial action of the immune system, strengthens the connective, muscular and skeletal tissue, acts as a tonic for the nervous system, helps prevent cardiovascular disease and treat genital and urinary disorders. In addition, it is attributed anti-cancer properties and is considered to help increase mood, energy, appetite, and enhance memory. It is recommended both in cases of people who face health issues and in healthy people, with the aim of improving their physical condition, their endurance and the body's defense against various "attacks".
The color of the royal jelly is of particular importance because it is an indication of suitability and freshness. Fresh royal jelly has a bright white color, which changes to light yellow and dark gray in case it comes in contact with oxygen or is exposed to light due to its content of unsaturated fatty acids, enzymes and hormones which are vulnerable to these conditions. For this reason, it is stored in a dark and opaque glass vial that protects it from wind and light. Also, the contact of the royal jelly with metal tools should be avoided because they spoil it.
Cases of royal jelly allergies have been reported, and studies show that people with asthma are at greater risk.