Topic: bees

Why Royal Jelly Should Be In Your Medicine Cabinet

Why Royal Jelly Should Be In Your Medicine Cabinet

Scientists have discovered the active component in royal jelly, a substance secreted by honey bees that’s sold as a human supplement or used in beauty products (it’s said to keep skin smooth, toned and elastic). This stuff is like the caviar of the honeybee world: Secreted by worker bees, it’s given only to the Queen and larvae that have been selected to potentially become queen. The jelly—or, scientists now know, a single protein in it called royalactin—causes otherwise normal young honeybees to get bigger, develop ovaries and live longer. More »

Morning Links: Exercise Phobia Is Real

Morning Links: Exercise Phobia Is Real

Obama Signed Food Safety Bill – The commander-in-chief gave his final stamp of approval on food safety yesterday. Now how to pay the bill… (The Atlantic)

The Secret Declining Life of Bees – A new study makes the largest decline in US bumble bees since the 1800s not-so-secret. (ScienceDaily)

Fear of the Gym Could be a Disorder – Exercise-phobia could be keeping you from accomplishing your new year’s resolutions. That, or laziness. (Psychology Today) More »