We take pride in our ability to sustainably harvest all of the hive superfoods, and royal jelly is no exception.
Typically bees, build large queen cells whenever a colony needs a new queen. The current queen will lay an egg and the workers will fill the surrounding cells with royal jelly. In order to harvest royal jelly, this natural process is mimicked by inserting frames with manually built “queen” cells into a hive. The bees will instinctively build out these larger cells and fill them with royal jelly. The frames are then removed at a specific time and the royal jelly is very carefully suctioned out.