Organic Rules and Certification

Beekeeping, natural combs - Naturland 2005

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

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The wax should be continuously renewed. The colonies should have opportunities to natural construction of honeycombs. (NL standards for organic beekeeping II.3. Wax and honeycombs)


The NATURLAND standard is more detailed. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not require nor recommend the construction of natural honeycombs or continuous wax renewal.


Accumulation of residues in the wax should be avoided. The construction of honeycombs is a vital element of the natural behaviour of bees.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products

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 fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:384
Deposited On:29 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:11

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