Definition of royal jelly in English:

royal jelly

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  • 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.’
    • ‘Only the queen larvae are continually fed royal jelly.’
    • ‘Apart from honey, they produce beeswax, propolis, royal jelly and bee pollen, all of which have significant medicinal and cosmetic applications.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Besides producing natural health products, such as honey and royal jelly, honeybees are also very valuable insects as pollinators’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Beekeepers also harvest small amounts of beeswax and royal jelly.’


royal jelly

/ˌroi(ə)l ˈjelē/ /ˌrɔɪ(ə)l ˈdʒɛli/