What is royal jelly? Royal jelly is a honey bee secretion that is used in the nutrition of larvae, as well as adult queens. It is secreted from the glands in the hypopharynx of worker bees, and fed to all larvae in the colony, regardless of sex, for the first few days of life. The worker bees are then fed honey and pollen the rest of their lives. Their lives span about 6 weeks in the summer time. A queen bee is fed royal jelly her entire life, and she lives about 6 years or about 200 times longer than a worker bee! Try one today and eat like a queen, even if you are a king!