Organic Rules and Certification

Beekeeping, veterinary treatment - Naturland 2005

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

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Summary

Colonies can only be treated with the substances listed below and the treatment is only permitted during the period after the last honey harvest until up to 6 weeks before nectar flow begins. For treatment against varroa mite and in accordance with EU Regulation: lactic acid, formic acid, acetic acid, oxalic acid, herbal teas, essential oils (e.g. thymol preparations: only during the period after the last honey harvest until up to 12 weeks before nectar flow begins. The duration of the application must not be longer than 8 weeks.), biological technical and physical methods (e.g. use of heat). (NL standards for organic beekeeping II.6. Health of the bees)

Difference

The NATURLAND standard is more detailed, restricting the treatment to a certain period.

Justification

To avoid contamination of bee products with objectionable substances like residues from veterinary treatment.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products > Disease prevention and veterinary treatments - Annex I C6

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
ID Code:391
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:29 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:14

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