Organic Rules and Certification

Beekeeping, feed - Naturland 2005

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

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If necessary, the colonies can be fed. The winter feed should consist of at least 10% of honey from own production. In addition organic sugar can be fed. Adulteration of honey with remains of winter feed must be excluded. During the season only organic honey (with preference NATURLAND certified or equivalent) can be fed. (NL standards for organic beekeeping II.4. Feeding)


The NATURLAND standard is similar to the EU Regulation 2092/91, but more precise by determining a certain percentage (at least 10%) of honey in the winter feed and by admitting only honey as feed in between the periods of nectar flow in one season.


To provide healthy and natural feed to the bees while at the same time considering the economic needs of the beekeeper. To avoid adulteration of the honey to be harvested.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products > Feed - Annex I C5

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:386
Deposited On:29 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:12

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