Our Morning Routine With BEE And You Royal Jelly and Propolis

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Have you started incorporating royal jelly and propolis into your daily routine? Here’s how we’ve been starting our day with it and the royal jelly health benefits are endless for your whole family.

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Our Morning Routine With BEE And You Royal Jelly and Propolis

Morning is that sweet, sweet time for me and Blake. Chris takes Branden to the bus stop and comes home to get ready for work and Blake and I spend some low key moments together before her complete toddler busyness sets in. It’s the time that really sets the tone for our whole day and some of the moments that I cherish most. But, you also know that if you have been following me from the beginning, that I’m a stickler for a perfect morning routine and incorporating healthy habits that help get our day off to the best start possible, which is why we’ve been incorporating BEE & YOU royal jelly and propolis products into the mix.

You may have never heard of either royal jelly or propolis , which is why I want to shed some light on what I’m calling super foods, as their benefits go so deep when it comes to your health – and your kids health as they naturally protect you and your loved ones, and BEE & YOU offers quite a few different varieties of royal jelly that are delicious, healthy, biologically active, and produced with the utmost respect to the bee world.  You will honestly find every excuse to sneak it into your food or eat it off the spoon! (Pst: they are having some MAJOR deals online and offering their Winter Cold & Flu Care package for only $44.77 for adults and $40.77 for kids!)

The company was started by a mom who was in search of a solution for her son’s health. Food Scientist (MSc.), Asli Elif Tanugur, had been working as an R&D and leader of numerous research initiatives and projects related to honey products. She was also facing a personal problem – her five-year-old son would regularly develop a fever and run a temperature every few months. Each time, she went to the doctor, where he was prescribed antibiotics. Ultimately, he developed allergies to these treatments. After lots of searching, a physician friend told her that the only way to remedy his ongoing condition was to improve his immune system. So, Asli began looking for natural ways of doing so. Time and again, she came across propolis and the benefits of royal jelly in her research. This, she believed, must hold the answer.

Since propolis is not edible in its raw form, Asli created an extraction process in her lab and began giving a daily dose of propolis to her son. The result was amazing. The propolis alone and with a mixture of honey and royal jelly was the answer she had been looking for; her son had not become sick for months. Based on this experience, she decided to produce BEE & YOU branded propolis as a natural immune enhancer for all the children and mothers who had similar problems.


What exactly is Royal Jelly?

So before I share our routine and how I incorporate royal jelly into our mornings to reap all royal jelly benefits possible, I want you all to know exactly what this substance is. Royal jelly is a milky secretion produced by the worker honey bees. The name, royal jelly, comes from the fact that bees use it for the development and nurturing of queen bees. Just think about it, the Queen Bee is only fed Royal Jelly her whole life, and she grows twice as big & lives 30x longer than all other bees.

What is Propolis?

Propolis, is obviously not a common household word, so I wanted to share a little bit of background information on that as well so you can fully understand the impact of these products. Propolis is a natural bee product that bees gather from plant stems, leaves and buds and has powerful anti-bacterial and antioxidant effects. It is used to kill germs inside the hive and to keep the bee colony healthy. The main function of propolis for bees is to provide and maintain the antiseptic environment in the hive. Honey bees use propolis for protecting larvae and themselves against microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, fungus) and they use it as a source of disinfectant in the hive. It has a high antioxidant capacity due to its rich content of flavonoids and phenolic compounds and is a natural immunity booster. BEE & YOU Propolis has at least 80x higher antioxidants compared to pomegranate juice!

Benefits of Royal Jelly

A simple search online will show you that royal jelly is currently being used for things like cold, flu, diarrhea, sinus, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, sleep troubles, stomach ulcers, high cholesterol and more. It however is most widely known for its immune boosting properties. There are many people that are using royal jelly as medicine and there is a lot of medical and scientific research, but just like anything else the claims are not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.


Royal Jelly Side Effects

We’re all aware that babies shouldn’t be fed any honey products until they are at least 1 year old or as directed by your pediatrician. We chose to wait until 1 year, (Blake is now 16 months) and we feed our kids the BEE & YOU Royal Jelly Raw Honey For Kids, which has a slightly smaller amount of the royal jelly in the honey. The royal jelly side effects for both kids and adults is that it can improve your mental state and performance and improve physical performance and fitness (it’s great to take a tsp before or after a workout!). The long term royal jelly side effects are great ingestion, cardiovascular health and immunity, making it especially great to add to your daily routine during cold and flu season.

What makes BEE & You Royal Jelly and Propolis different?

BEE & YOU works with “Contracted Beekeeping” where they can trace and guarantee the product quality from their hives to your table. Product quality is assured by enforcing appropriate beekeeping practices at all steps of production in the apiary. BEE & YOU has many social commitments to support beekeeping and beekeepers. Each time a product is sold, $0.3 goes directly to our beekeepers to sustain beekeeping. It is also Fair Trade and they guarantee that they have a profitable business for sustainable growth.

They have also won more than 12 awards from different scientific institutions. Plus, they only produce 100% Natural & Pure product with no additives or colorants! As a mom who is really cautious about what my family eats, I can’t beat those standards.


Our morning routine with royal jelly and propolis

The simple mixture of royal jelly and raw honey (no colorants or additives, 100% pure and natural) is the sweetest start to our day! Blake and I cruise down the street to our local park, with our usual picnic breakfast packed in the stroller and we’re ready to start our day.


Once we get to the park, I mix together the BEE & YOU Royal Honey For Kids in with Blake’s oatmeal and add the adult mixture, the BEE & YOU Royal Jelly Raw Honey to my coffee and we just hang for a bit and connect. It’s been so cold here in the city lately, that I relish in every moment we can escape our apartment and spend a morning in the park. After we eat, it’s time to play (as long as it’s not like 0 degrees out!) and Blake’s burst of energy always gets revved up as she climbs, runs and slides. Honestly, it’s the perfect way to start our day before the hustle and bustle of work pulls me in when we get home.


Tips for including royal jelly into your day

  • Mix it into your tea or morning coffee (but, do not put it in a very hot drinks to protect its beneficial and healthy compounds)
  • Add the royal jelly to yogurt
  • Scoop a bit into your morning oatmeal
  • Enjoy alone, 15-20 minutes before breakfast or a half an hour before your workout

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With so many benefits of royal jelly and propolis, I can’t recommend stocking up on these lovely BEE & YOU products more (Branden is also loving their Hazelnut Coca Raw Honey because it’s like a spin on Nutella and a great way to get a daily dose of propolis). There’s nothing complicated about adding it your daily routine and I think that might be what attracts me most – we’re all so busy with our lives that being able to take an extra step in the right direction for our health, easily, is truly priceless. I hope that you enjoy the royal jelly health benefits as much as we are! And if you’re a NYC reader, they have a store on the Upper West Side that you can check out here  or you can check out their store finder here to see where you can purchase nearest you.

Fashionably Yours,



  1. This was such an interesting post. I have never heard about propolis or royal jelly before and it seems like they have so many great health benefits that I will look for them where I shop.

    • Allison Cooper says:

      I know, right? I had never heard until recently and the daily benefits have truly been amazing. The flu or any cold symptoms have yet to be cast on our household!

  2. Never heard of these products but they sound extraordinarily healthy. I will definitely try them. It also sounds like they taste great.

    • Allison Cooper says:

      Soo yummy! My little ones can’t wait to start their day with it. Blake points to them in the kitchen and goes “mmmmm!”

  3. Never heard of these products but they sound amazing. I will definitely try them, as I am working on living a healthier life!

  4. I have never heard of Royal Jelly before and had no idea of the benefits of using it. THanks for sharing. Will have to do some more research.

  5. What a great addition to my healthcare repertoire. I would love to grab some up- so good for staying well this season!

  6. Honey is a superior healthy food. I love this type of honey

  7. I never heard of these but it sounds interesting and sounds worth a try! I will definitely check it out.

  8. It’s my first time to hear about BEE & YOU products. However, it also appeals to me to have a healthy morning routine!

  9. One of our best friends is a beekeeper, I’m surprised we’ve never talked about royal bee jelly. I’m defiantly going to be asking him about it and maybe get some form him.

  10. Interesting post, I just call anything that is made from bees honey or is in a jar but it’s nice to know that there’s something like royal jelly and propolis. I should try this.

  11. Yocana talaia says:

    I have never heard of it. But I would love to try it and give to my kids.

  12. I really love including natural health boosters in my daily routine! I have heard of royal jelly but never thought of these practical uses! I think I can easily slip it into cereal….

  13. These sound great! I sure do love honey.

  14. Your baby is so adorable. I have never heard of this brand before but I would love to give the product a try.

  15. Blair villanueva says:

    This is interesting, now am curious to try it myself!
    Am wondering if I could source it here locally.

    • Allison Cooper says:

      Check out their store locator and see if they are sold near you – it’s a small company and definitely worth looking into buying from them!

  16. The BEE & YOU royal jelly and propolis seems like a good range of products. First time I have heard it on this blog. Seems really nice and tasty!

  17. I have never heard of either royal jelly and propolis. I will have to check more into this and I find it very interesting. I am so glad that she found something that worked for her son.

  18. That looks like such a healthy snack. Not to mention your pictures are gorgeous!

  19. I have never heard of this brand before. We are a big fan of honey though. I would probably give it a try in my coffee.

  20. Ok, so I just learned something new. I’m aware of the benefits of raw honey, but I’ve never heard of this before. Very interesting. Thanks for educating us all on this product.

    • Allison Cooper says:

      It’s super interesting what royal jelly and propolis can do and these terms are so new for so many people!

  21. Oh, so many benefits. Now I want to try it. This is really interesting!

  22. OK so now I am very curious about this product. I like the benefits ad this would be nice to try.

  23. That must be scary that her son kept coming down with a fever. Often times the natural way is the best way. This product looks awesome! Do you know they there are any nuts? That’s the one thing I have to watch out for.

  24. A really interesting read, I am always interested in trying natural products that help with health and especially immune boosters as I have an Auto-immune condition myself. I might do some research around this and see if it might have some benefit for me.

  25. This product is new to me and I found it interesting. I love the benefits, no wonder this added on your morning routine.

  26. I have never heard of these products but I am always on the lookout for healthy options for my family. This sounds like a must try for me.

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