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Beekeeping, hive treatment - Naturland 2005

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

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Summary

For the external treatment of hives only natural substances are permitted. In case of acute infection, caustic soda can be used for disinfection. Combs can only be treated with acetic acids and BT preparations. (NL standards for organic beekeeping II: 2.1. Treatment of the hives 2.2. Cleaning and disinfection 3. Wax and honeycombs)

Difference

The NATURLAND standard is more detailled by allowing only natural substances for the external treatment of hives. According to the EU Regulation 2092/91 all the substances listed in the annex II B can be used to protect hives, frames and combs. For disinfection all the products listed in annex II E can be used.

Justification

To avoid contamination with harmful substances.

EU Regulation

Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for animal husbandry > Products for cleaning and disinfection in livestock buildings - Annex II E
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products
Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for plants and plant production - Annex 2 > Pesticides/Substances for plant pest and disease control - Annex II B

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:383
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:29 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:11

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