Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why do your competitors have Organic bee products, and you don’t?
A: While a committee has been formed to develop organic honey standards, standards have yet to be formally established for other bee products - royal jelly, propolis or bee pollen. Until these standards are established, we are not comfortable labeling our products as “organic.” However, we go to great lengths to ensure our products are all natural, tested and screened as needed. This is our guarantee to you.
Q: Is all royal jelly of the same quality?
A: Royal jelly may vary in potency depending on the supplier. Therefore, royal jelly should be tested for its unique fatty acid, 10-HDA to ensure potency. Our royal jelly is sourced from a reputable supplier and is tested in our own laboratories for 10-HDA to ensure 100 percent pure royal jelly.
Q: What is the difference between freeze-dried and fresh royal jelly?
A: Fresh royal jelly must be frozen or combined with honey to preserve it at room temperature. Freeze-dried royal jelly powder is simply fresh royal jelly in which all water content has been removed. Freeze-dried royal jelly is a powder form that allows for more diverse use and is best in capsules and tablets, chewables or softgels.
Q: Is it true that bee pollen is a “perfect food”?
A: Bee pollen is not a “perfect food” since it lacks the essential vitamins D, K, and E. However, it is an excellent food source. When compared in terms of caloric equivalents to highly nutritious foods-beef, chicken, beans, whole wheat bread, apples, cabbage and tomatoes-bee pollen contains over twice the amount of iron and is one of the best natural sources of B-Vitamins Thiamine, Riboflavin, and Niacin. It also contains over 50 percent more protein by weight than beef and contains varying amounts of naturally-occurring vitamins, minerals and micronutrients that may provide nutritive support for a healthy immune system.
Q: What is the difference between raw propolis and a concentrate?
A: Raw propolis has not been cleaned and contains 30 to 50 percent wax, an inert substance. A concentrate is heated so that the wax can be melted out. This process also helps remove heavy metals, bee parts and other extraneous material, leaving a cleaner, highly concentrated resin with all the benefits of the constituents. Propolis naturally contains resins and balsams, essential oils, and pollen as well as minerals and vitamins. It also contains naturally occurring antioxidant bioflavonoids.