Taiwan Beekeepers Association Chairman Huan-Bin Chiang

Taiwan’s beekeeping quality is known as the world’s number one. Everybody’s heard of royal jelly when it comes to bee products, but not queen bee pupa. In the bee society, queen bee is the lord of the kingdom with lifespan 40 times to that of the worker bee and the drone, which is an astronomical number if it is to be calculated in human years. Immediately after birth, queen bee pupae, or princesses, are bathed in royal jelly and fed by tens of thousands of bees with royal jelly under intense frequency for 3 consecutive days in order to become the queen bee that everybody’s familiar with; and queen bee larvae are in fact queen bee pupae mentioned herein.
Superior effects of royal jelly in terms of skin maintenance and health preservation are well known throughout the world. Biological studies on live queen bee pupa fed solely with royal jelly retrieved from high concentration amino acid environment showed queen bee pupa to possess higher concentration in chitin, SOD, juvenile hormone to maintain insect youth and hormone (Chitin) as well as better skin maintenance and anti-age effects than royal jelly. Since the ancient times, queen bee pupa was known by the civilians as a food fit for a king, and many Chinese ancient herb guidebooks such as Compendium of Materia Medica and The Divine Farmer's Herb-Root Classic also documented the effects of queen bee pupa. In addition to visible skin maintenance and health preservation effects, queen bee pupa also possesses high concentration of animal protein, which is a great surplus to men’s sexual functions. In general, queen bee pupa is a whole new page on the history of contributions brought to human kind by the bees and a new, revolutionary discovery in biotech product applications.