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History & Background

ABOUT US
      Summer Pacific Sdn. Bhd. is an established food company since 2006. It is pioneer in the massive production of Nutural Mangium Honey and Nutural Royal Jelly in Malaysia with Royal-B as its main brand name. All Royal-B products are produced from natural resources from our bee farm situated in Bintulu division, Sarawak on the Island of Borneo.


BEE FARM LOCATION
      Our bee farm in the midst of approximately 125,000 hectares of private tropical forest, 50km off the nearest main road, situated right in the midst of the pristine Borneo Rainforest which is devoid of any chemical contaminants such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Hence, the Nutural mangium honey and royal jelly that are collected are of the purest form. Consequently, Royal-B A. Mangium Honey has been awarded the ECOCERT SA, a well-sought after international Nutural award which is only given to farm that adheres to the strict FDAˇ¦s standard acknowledged by the United States and EU.


THE BEE
      Bees are four-winged, flower-attracted insects. They have enlarged hind feet, branched or feathered body hairs, and generally a stinger. Bees are beneficial insects because they produce honey and pollinate crops. Honeybees live in hives of colonies. Hives include one queen, hundreds of drones, and thousands of worker bees. The worker bees are female, but they do not breed. The queen bee is female and produces all the babies for the hive. The drone bees are male and do not have stingers.

      The honeybeeˇ¦s hive has cells made of wax. This is where the queen bee lays eggs. She can lay 2000 to 3000 eggs each day. When the larvae hatch, they are fed by the worker bees. The workers collect pollen and nectar from flowers. The pollen is used as a protein source and the nectar is an energy source. Some of the pollen lands on the pistils of the flower and results in cross-pollination. This is important for some crops and flowers. Bees convert the nectar into honey.


QUEEN BEES
      Queen bee is typically used to refer to an adult, mated female that lives in a honey bee colony or hive; she is usually the mother of most of the bees in the hive. The queens are developed from larvae selected by the worker bees and specially fed with royal jelly in order to become sexually matured. There is normally only one adult, mated queen in a hive. When conditions are favorable for swarming, the queen will start laying eggs in queen cups. A virgin queen is developed from a fertilized egg. The young queen larva develops differently because it is more heavily fed with royal jelly, a protein-rich secretion from glands on the heads of young workers. If not for being heavily fed with royal jelly, the queen larva would have developed into a regular worker bee. All honey bee larvae are fed with royal jelly for the first few days after hatching but only queen larvae are fed on it exclusively. As a result of the difference in diet, the queen will develop into a sexually mature female.

      Unlike the worker bees, queens are raised in specially constructed queen cells. The fully constructed queen cell is peanut-like in shape and texture. Queen cells start out as queen cups. Queen cups are larger than the cells of normal brood comb and are oriented vertically instead of horizontally. Worker bees will only further build up the queen cup once the queen has laid an egg in a queen cup.


DRONES
      The worker bees are all female. There is no rest for the worker bee. In addition to searching for nectar and pollen and then making wax and honey, the worker bee must feed the queen and larvae, build and repair the hive, help keep the hive cool by fanning her wings, and protect the hive against enemies. Worker bees defend the hive with a stinger that becomes detached along with a venom sac after the sting. The worker bee dies shortly after the sting. In the worker bee contingent there are nurses. The nursing worker bees select a two-day-old larva to be reared as the queen. The queen is the only sexually developed female in the hive and is the largest bee in the colony. The chosen queen is fed with royal jelly. Royal Jelly is made of digested pollen and honey or nectar mixed with hormone secreted from the glands of nurse worker bees. Without the benefit of royal jelly, the queen bee would be no different from an ordinary worker bee and thus would not be queen. The virgin queen emerges from her cell 11 days later to mate in flight with several drones, the male bees. During mating, the queen receives several million sperm cells, which last her entire life span of nearly five years. The queen starts to lay eggs about 10 days after mating. A productive queen can lay 2,000-3,000 eggs in a single day, which keeps her very busy. Fertilized eggs become female bees; unfertilized eggs become male bees. When the queen dies or become unproductive, the worker bees will select a new larva to become a queen.


WORKER BEES
      The worker bees are all female. There is no rest for the worker bee. In addition to searching for nectar and pollen and then making wax and honey, the worker bee must feed the queen and larvae, build and repair the hive, help keep the hive cool by fanning her wings, and protect the hive against enemies. Worker bees defend the hive with a stinger that becomes detached along with a venom sac after the sting. The worker bee dies shortly after the sting. Some in the worker bee contingent are nurses. The nursing worker bees select a two-day-old larva to be reared as the queen. The queen is the only sexually developed female in the hive and is the largest bee in the colony. The chosen queen is fed with royal jelly. Royal jelly is made of digested pollen and honey or nectar mixed with a chemical secreted from the glands of nurse worker bees. Without the benefit of royal jelly, the queen bee would bee no different from an ordinary worker bee and thus would not be queen. The queen emerges from her cell 11 days later to mate in flight with several drones, the male bees. During mating, the queen receives several million sperm cells, which last her entire life span of nearly five years. The queen starts to lay eggs about 10 days after mating. A Productive queen can lay 2,000-3,000 eggs in a single day, which keeps her very busy. Fertilized eggs become female bees; unfertilized eggs become male bees. When the queen dies or becomes unproductive, the worker bees select a new larva to make into a queen.


HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY
      Honey contains fructose, glucose, minerals, vitamins, enzyme and Nutural acids which help to alleviate fatigue and relieve cough. It also helps to maintain a healthy complexion and even serves as an effective antiseptic to hasten healing for cuts and bruises. Dark honey is usually rich in mineral content, good for strong teeth and bones.


STORAGE
      Keep in a cool location away from direct sunlight or store in room temperature. For raw honey, they are best preserved in temperature below 10°C and for processed honey, store at 18°C to 24°C.


USAGE
      Fresh honey can be taken directly with water or juice. By any means do not brew or cook in high temperature as high temperature destroys its active enzyme.

      Heat and steam will severely destroy active nutrients in honey such as enzyme pollen, propolis, antioxidants and causes discoloration, taste change such as sourness and unpleasant aroma may result.

      For treatment purposes, daily adult dosage between 100 grams to 200 grams is ideal but not beyond 200 grams and should be divided equally into three parts. For children, consumption should be limited to maximum 30 grams. The dosage is based on a two-month treatment programme. For normal consumption, daily intake between 10 to 50 grams is sufficient. Honey is best taken 1 to 1.5 hours before meals or 2 to 3 hours after meals. Honey should not be stored in metal containers to avoid metallic reaction. Avoid giving honey to babies until they are at least 18 months old until their digestive system is more matured.


CRYSTALLIZATION
      Stored honey may solidify and turn cloudy due to crystallization process which happens to all natural honey. It is neither harmful nor an indication of deterioration in quality. In fact, it tastes better. Pure Nutural honey is packed at low temperature to maintain its natural color and flavor. It usually crystallizes in cold temperature. To restore its liquid form, heat the jar in a pan of hot water (not exceed 37.5°C) and stir well. Avoid overheating to preserve the honey goodness. Honey in plastic bottles also tends to crystallize faster as the plastic allows water to separate from the glucose resulting in crystals formation.


OUR HONEY SPECIFICATION
Nectar : Acacia Mangium Honey
Moisture : < 20%
Sucrose : < 5%
Acidity : < 40meg/kg
Reducing Sugar : > 65%
Preservatives : 0%
Coloring : 0%
Additives : 0%


3 1/2 milestone, Upper Lanang Road, 96007 Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Tel : 6-084-212912     Fax: 6-084-218317.     Email: sproyalb@gmail.com
Website : http://www.borneoforesthoney.com