Royal Jelly

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Ethiopia: A recent study by [1] investigated the production potential of local honey bees by splitting and grafting queenrearing methods in the central highlands. This investigation was the first of its kind for Ethiopia. So far, beekeepers do not harvest and market royal jelly. The study used Apis mellifera bandasi and authors recommend to use either grafted and "accepted" larvae (for commercial Ethiopian beekeepers) or to harvest royal jelly from splitting colonies (small scale beekeepers). Authors found no significant difference in royal jelly production (average: ca 15 g/ colony/harvest season), which was significantly higher to harvests from Africanized honey bees in Brazil or A.m. monticolla and A.m. scutella in Kenya. [2] [3]

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  1. Gemeda, M., Legesse, G., Damto, T. & Kebaba, D. (2020) Harvesting Royal Jelly Using Splitting and Grafting Queen Rearing Methods in Ethiopia, Bee World, 97:4, 114-116, DOI: 10.1080/0005772X.2020.1817657
  2. Mouro, G. F., & Toledo, V. A. A. (2004). Evaluation of Apis mellifera carniolan and Africanized honeybees in royal jelly production. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 47(3), 469–476. S1516-89132004000300018
  3. Muli, E. M., Raina, S. K., & Mueke, J. M. (2005). Royal jelly production in East Africa: Performance potential of the honey bees, Apis mellifera scutellata and Apis mellifera monticola in Kenya. Journal of Apicultural Research, 44(4), 137–140. https://