Honey, royal jelly, and bee pollen are the products of honey bees (genus Apis) using the nectar from flowers.
Royal jelly is a thick whitish glandular secretion produced by worker bees as the sole food for the queen bee. Unlike honey, it is bitter-tasting. Among its many attributes, it is also effectively used to treat infertility and menopausal symptoms due to shifting estrogen levels in a woman’s body.
Bee pollen is a mixture of flower pollen, nectar, and bee saliva packed into the hive. The bees collect the pollen, mix it with nectar and saliva, and then pack it into the honeycomb cells in their hives. It is sweeter than royal jelly, but not as sweet as honey.
All three of these substances are incredibly high in nutritional and medicinal value. Royal jelly is so high in nutrients that it is almost a complete food.
They all contain minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants that support heart health, build strength, ease cold and flu symptoms, and even help to heal wounds and burns.
Find out more about the unique properties of these three amazing gifts from bees.