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DEMETER INTERNATIONAL_beekeeping standards_2004_June_en

DEMETER INTERNATIONAL_beekeeping standards_2004_June_en. [Organic rules - Complete regulations]

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The Demeter International beekeeping standard is a detailed standard regulating biodynamic beekeeping and the production and preparation of bee products. It contains chapters about the siting of apiaries, treatment of bee hives, the management system, honey extraction, bee health, certification, conversion, trading with bought-in produce and Demeter hive product identification. In three appendices, requirements concerning the measurable quality of honey, a positive list of substances and treatments, and provisions concerning containers to be used, decanting and heating are indicated. The International Demeter Standards for the certification of Demeter beekeeping is valid explicitely in addition to the legal regulations of the respective countries (in particular the EEC reg. 2092/91 of Europe, the NOP standard (USA) and the Australian National Standards for Organic and Biodynamic Production. The Demeter Beekeeping Standards are published as a free-standing section of the Demeter Production Standards.

Item type:Organic rules - Complete regulations
Country/Standard:Demeter International Standard
ID Code:592
Deposited On:17 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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