Harvested in the Alpes-de-Haute in Provence, France, on a family-run farm, this royal jelly is carefully extracted from the hive using traditional methods and wealth of expertise. Royal jelly is not honey; it is the special food consumed by queen bees throughout their lives, that allows them to live for six years (exponentially longer than other bees) and grow distinctly large and healthy. Often used as a dietary supplement, royal jelly is packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antibiotic components. Some believe that this remarkable food contains medicinal qualities, has anti-aging properties, and can hinder depression. Milky and sweet with a slightly astringent quality, it's also very tasty but imparts unique sour tones that are not present in honey. Derived from pollens that are processed and excreted by the salivary glands of bees, it is collected by beekeepers directly from the queen's cell.