Organic Rules and Certification

Beekeeping, siting of apiaries and labelling - Naturland 2005

Huber, Beate (2005) Beekeeping, siting of apiaries and labelling - Naturland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Contamination of bee products with objectionable substances to a degree, greater than what is to be expected from the general pollution of the environment has to be excluded by choosing an appropriate location for the apiaries. Contaminated products and honey varieties consisting of one single intensively farmed conventional crop cannot be marketed with reference to NATURLAND. (NL standards for organic beekeeping II.1. Location of the colonies)

Difference

The NATURLAND standard is similar to the provisions of the EU Regulation 2092/91, however it is more precise in the aspect to exclude honey from intensively farmed conventional crops from being sold with reference to Naturland.

Justification

This is to guarantee the innocuousness of the Naturland product. In Germany, rapeseed, which is a very attractive plant for bees and beekeepers is usually cultivated the intensive conventional way.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products > Siting of the apiaries - Annex I C4

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Specific animal standards > Beekeeping
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:381
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:29 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:11

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