Elixir from the hives

In the hives, which can be also said “healthy laboratories” from many reasons, the bees are creating products of almost incredible characteristics. Royal jelly, as it’s said, is the most important and most complex product of it, one of the most nutrient substances from the nature.

Queen bee

Queen bee

The Royal jelly is a product of gland secretion from young worker bees, which serves for nutrition of the larvae while they’re growing. The nutrition of the Queen bee, which is a phenomenon in the bee’s kingdom, is unique in the animal world and presents an additional evidence of the food importance, because it’s not just affect the health of queens youngest family members, but it also defines in what kind of bees the larvae will transform. Namely, in the first days all the larvae are feeding with the royal jelly, only one of them continues to feed with it in further life, while the others are feeding with honey, water, pollen and other materials. The chosen queen bee becomes a female, double the size of other bees, lays 2000-3000 eggs in a day and lives almost 40 times longer than the others.

The content and the structure of the royal jelly are not yet clarified completely. The royal jelly is still considered too complex, a little bit of tricky and miraculous substance, very rich and exceptionally valuable food. It’s known that contains all the basics materials necessary for building and existence of the living organism, and most of the authors agrees that its wealth can be seen in the content and relation of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, amino acids, ferments, hormones, microelements, different organic acids, etc. It’s also known that contain, inter alia, all the B vitamins, but also vitamins A, C, D and E, all the 18 amino acids necessary for life, nucleic acids DNA and RNA, lots of minerals, as well as important hormone materials that act vital and restorative to the organism. It’s reliably known that contains one very antibiotic substance that acts against many bacteria, and also it’s found that in its content it contains one very important neurotransmitter- acetylcholine, which participate in transfer of the nerve impulses.