How puerile does all this sound to one who has seen and tasted the royal jelly!
The grub when hatched is fed with the royal jelly, and a queen is produced.
A great quantity of royal jelly is then prepared for feeding the larvæ destined to replace her.
royal jelly: the food supplied to bee larva that develop into queens.
The royal jelly makes her grow fast, and in five days she is so large as to nearly fill the cell.
A comparison of its elements with those of the royal jelly, may throw some light on subjects as yet involved in obscurity.