Longevity extension of worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) by royal jelly: optimal dose and active ingredient

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Wenchao Yang; Yuanyuan Tian; Mingfeng Han; Xiaoqing Miao;

In the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera, queens and workers have different longevity although they share the same genome. Queens consume royal jelly (RJ) as the main food throughout their life, including as adults, but workers only eat worker jelly when they are larvae... View more
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