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[mass noun] A substance secreted by honeybee workers and fed by them to larvae which are being raised as potential queen bees.
- ‘Produced by glands in worker bees' heads, royal jelly is fed to larvae and the adult queen bee.’
- ‘The lack of royal jelly creates sterile workers.’
- ‘The queen, having been fed on royal jelly for the first few days of her life, lives for up to five years; the workers last a mere six weeks.’
- ‘Apart from honey, they produce beeswax, propolis, royal jelly and bee pollen, all of which have significant medicinal and cosmetic applications.’
- ‘Only the queen larvae are continually fed royal jelly.’
- ‘Live food refers to those food items which still retain all of their micro-nutrients: especially sprouted seeds, sprouts, fresh pollen, royal jelly, edible flowers, seaweed, and aromatic herbs.’
- ‘In 2003, the value honey bees added to U.S. crops was estimated at $10 billion, not including the honey, beeswax, and royal jelly also produced.’
- ‘The whole range of 150 products - including one for mature skins - is made from natural products, like honey, royal jelly and beeswax, comfrey and carrot seed.’
- ‘Beekeepers also harvest small amounts of beeswax and royal jelly.’
- ‘Besides producing natural health products, such as honey and royal jelly, honeybees are also very valuable insects as pollinators’
- ‘After years of treating ourselves to herbal cures such as royal jelly and evening primrose oil, the nation is now under the spell of St John's wort.’
- ‘Taiwan's honey bees are now seen as valuable both for their ability to pollinate plants as well as their ability to produce honey, royal jelly and propolis.’
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