I noticed a company sell beauty products and state the products contain royal Jelly. In fact, they are called Royal jelly. They also sell expensive honey.
How can anyone collect enough Royal Jelly to make a large volume of beauty products?
China produces several million pounds per year. It takes about a thousand queen cells to yield a pound of Royal jelly. Pricey item no doubt.
I read somewhere that they have experimented with removing parts of the queens mandibles so they will not fight and can have up to 15 queens co-habiting a colony. Now that would be an egg laying machine!
I thought about buying some to experiment with, but decided that was making a lot of assumptions (hasn't been aldulterated, has been refrigerated, etc.) In the end, having ample pollen sub with some natural fats in it seemed to pump up the jelly in the cells in my yard.
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