French Royal™ was founded by mother-and-daughter Stacey & Kelsey Bent.
Both became French Royal Jelly™ devotees after experiencing its transformative effects firsthand. In 2016, while caring for her ailing grandmother, Kelsey’s stress caused her to pick at her skin. By the time her grandmother passed a year later, Kelsey’s usually radiant complexion had irregular pigmentation, scars, and an uneven texture.
Several months later Kelsey visited her mother Stacey in Paris, where the family is based. The Bents had become friendly with their French neighbor, Madame Barbier, who had vibrant, gorgeous, youthful skin. The Bents had always assumed Madame Barbier was in her 50s, but one day she revealed that she was in fact 71 years old. Stacey and Kelsey were in disbelief.
When they asked for her skincare secret, she replied that the magic was using royal jelly, specifically made in France. Kelsey did a little more research and found that Madame Barbier was one of a small circle of elegant ladies in the know about French Royal Jelly™, dating all the way back to Cleopatra.
Intrigued and keen to try it for themselves, Stacey and Kelsey traveled to the Pyrénées mountains in southwest France, home to some of the highest quality royal jelly. They met with a beekeeping family who had been harvesting this miracle ingredient for generations. Within a few months of regular use, Kelsey's face began to return to its usual clear state and a year later, her complexion was once again glowing. Seeing Kelsey’s transformation, Stacey too began to use French Royal Jelly™ consistently and saw brighter skin, smaller pores, and a noticeable reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
French Royal™ is a brand that's a labor of love, and it's a love that's deeply personal for Stacey and Kelsey. The result is the purest and highest quality of French Royal Jelly™ in existence, ethically and sustainably harvested in southwest France and truly fit for Queens like you!
Honeybees are the world’s single most important pollinator.
There are 369,000 flowering plant species, and 90% of them are dependent on insect pollination. Usually, a single honeybee can visit 50-1,000 flowers in one roundtrip outing from the hive. With honeybees generally taking 10 trips a day, a single hive containing an average of 50,000 bees can pollinate 250 million flowers in just one day.
Honeybees are social insects that live in highly organized colonies with complex divisions of labor. A honeybee colony is called a super-organism because the survival of the entire colony depends on the coordinated actions of individuals. Working together, bee colonies build and maintain hives, regulate the hive temperature, reproduce and raise young, and collect and store food. During the winter, some worker bees take on the job of “heater bees,” where they vibrate their bodies in order to keep the hive at the optimal temperature of 95ºF.
In their 5-8 week lifespan, a honeybee will fly the equivalent distance of 1 ½ times the circumference of the Earth. For a stark contrast, a single bee will produce only about 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. We love to pair these facts together because they draw on the fascinating sense of community and shared purpose found within the hive. A single bee cannot accomplish much on their own, but as a species they are responsible for a third of the world’s food production, their collective survival, as well as our own.