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Is just the queen honey bee fed royal jelly? What do the other adult bees eat?

Well, actually those secretions from various glands of the young worker bees are mixed into different forms of “royal jelly”. The queen is fed one form, worker larvae another, drone larvae a slightly different form and so on. Even adults such as returning foragers receive some of this jelly as a “reward” from the young adult nurse or house bees.


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