Queen bees are not born, they are made, and the reason for this is Royal Jelly, a substance produced by the young worker bees (from 5 to 14 days old) by blending bee pollen and honey with a special nectar they secrete from glands on the top of their heads. Royal Jelly is the only food the queen bee has, who is up to 40-60 % bigger than the rest of the bees and can live for more than five years, while her workers live for no longer than a month. But this rich concentrated food is not just useful for bees; it contains a remarkable amount of vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, hormones, enzymes, mineral substances, amino acids, antibiotic components. It also contains vitamins such as vitamin B (the whole of the B group), C and D (in a lesser quantity), minerals, salts, etc. Available as fresh (frozen) and lyophilized.