Royal jelly is recognized as the most appreciated bee product. It is made by young bees and used to feed a bee’s embryo in its first three days. During her lifetime, a queen bee is exclusively fed with royal jelly.

In its original form the royal jelly is white or yellow; it is viscous and has a distinctive smell and a slightly sour taste.

It contains a complex mix of ingredients, such as: 10-18% of proteins, (albumins, globulins, glycoproteins, lipoproteins, and amino acids); 9-15% of sugar (mostly glucose and fructose); 1,5-7% of lipids, many important minerals (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and iron) and vitamins (complete vitamin B complex, vitamins C, H, D, A, K, and E).

Furthermore, royal jelly contains some enzymes, neurotransmitters (acetylcholine, holine), nucleic acid and sex hormones (estradiol, progesterone and testosterone).

It also contains 1,5-2% of valuable 10-Hydroxy-2-decenoic acid (10 HDA), which has been found only in royal jelly, and 3,10-Dihydroxydecanoic acid (3, 10- DDA).

The production of royal jelly, which is all done by hand, is a complex, time-consuming process. Nowadays royal jelly is used for various purposes. Research findings have pointed to its numerous beneficial effects on human health, some of which are outlined here. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects have been well-documented.

In addition, royal jelly prevents from viral infections; it increases energy, stamina, the immune system, and relieves stress. It has a bio-stimulating effect and it accelerates the exchange of substances in human body; it stimulates the parasympathic centre in the vegetative system, and increases adrenalin secretion.

Royal jelly also helps to maintain skin tone, hair and nail growth; it supports cell and tissue regeneration and lowers the cholesterol level. Additionally, it has a positive effect on circulatory system; it stabilizes blood pressure, improves memory, stimulates the immune system, regulates digestion, and increases appetite.

It also balances bodies’ hormone level, helps to ease women’s menstrual and premenstrual problems, helps against impotence, decreases nausea and fatigue, and has a beneficial effect on anaemia, muscle dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease.

Numerous scientific studies have been conducted to examine the effects of royal jelly on tumours, particularly with respect to 10-HDA acid and saturated dicarboxylic acids.

Further information on the research findings can be found in the references.


Based on the scientific data as well as our year-long practical experience, Pislak Bali Beekeeping recommends the following instructions regarding the consumption of royal jelly:


30g in one or two servings for 15 days (2g per day); it should be consumed twice a year, in autumn and spring


2g per day, in one or two servings for 45 days; repeat if necessary

Women with fertility problems:

160g per month in one or two servings (5,5 g per day)

Men for potency improvement:

2g per day in one or two servings

Adults rehabilitating after a disease or for improving immunity, mental and physical well-being:

3-5g per day in one or two servings, depending on the problem


For difficulties with poor appetite, concentration or weak immunity, the amount is adjusted depending on the age and nature of problems

Cancer patients between or after cancer treatment:

160-200g per month (depending on the scale of a problem), i.e. 5,5–7g per day in one or two servings; if possible non-stop for a year


Common rules for consuming royal jelly:

Fresh and pure royal jelly should be stored in a refrigerator at 0-4ºC. It is highly recommended to consume fresh royal jelly. Royal jelly should be taken out with a plastic or wooden spoon but not a metal one. In addition, it should be placed under the tongue because all beneficial substances absorb faster in that way. If royal jelly is consumed with something else and immediately swallowed, its effect is lower.

One gram of royal jelly has the volume of one corn grain.


In order to produce 1kg of royal jelly at least 2000 queen cells have to be emptied, which requires 60 working hours

Honeybee larva fed with nectar and pollen evolves in a worker bee which is infertile and lives for a couple of weeks. By contrast, larva fed exclusively with royal jelly evolves in a queen bee which lies over 2000 eggs per day and lives for a couple of years.

At Pislak Bali Beekeeping we offer:
Fresh royal jelly in 30g glass jars in a protective polystyrene container
Fresh royal jelly in 160g glass jars in a protective polystyrene container
Fresh royal jelly in 700g glass jars


For more information contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions

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