Royal Jelly is a highly nutritious natural food to support vitality.
Happy Valley is the #1 producer of New Zealand Fresh Royal Jelly, with high naturally occurring 10-HDA levels — a measure of purity and quality that you are guaranteed to get when purchasing Happy Valley Royal Jelly.
What is Royal Jelly?
Royal Jelly is the rich royal milk fed to the Queen bee for her entire life. By feeding larvae Royal Jelly, a Queen is produced. Otherwise the outcome of the larvae is not a Queen bee.
Royal Jelly is a thick fluid of creamy consistency and milky-white in appearance that is synthesized in nurse bees' bodies during the digestion of bee pollen, accounting for its remarkable quantities of hormonal substance and the strong proteins found in its unique composition.
Contents of Royal Jelly
Royal jelly is chemically very complex. Moisture content is 66.05%; proteins 12.34%; lipids 5.46%, reducing substance 12.49%, minerals 0.82%; with unidentifiable elements totaling 2.84%.
It is exceptionally rich in natural hormones and offers an abundance of B vitamins (including thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, inositol, and folic acid) plus vitamins A,C,and E. With twenty amino acids, royal jelly is a highly concentrated source of rich protiens, including cystine, lysine, and arginine.
It possesses important fatty acids, sugars, sterols, phosphorus compounds, as well as acetylcholine - rich in nucleic acids, DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid), Gelatin - one of the presursors of collagen production.
How is it Collected?
Royal Jelly is collected by continuously making a hive Queenless and then replacing grubs in 'Queen cells'. This encourages the bees in the hive to fill the Queen cells with Royal Jelly. The Royal Jelly is then siphoned from the Queen cells by a vacuum the size of a sewing needle and frozen immediately. This process is repeated 7 days a week during our spring and summer.