Organic Rules and Certification

Beekeeping, hive treatment - Demeter International 2005

Huber, Beate (2006) Beekeeping, hive treatment - Demeter International 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

The interior of the hives can only be treated with beeswax and propolis of Demeter quality. On the exterior only non-synthetic and ecologically safe wood preservatives can be applied. For cleaning and disinfection only heat is allowed. (DI production standards, 3.1 Interior Treatment; DI production standards, 3.2 Exterior Treatment; DI production standards, 3.3 Cleaning and Disinfection)

Difference

The DI standard is more detailed. According to the EU Regulation 2092/91 more substances are allowed for internal and external treatment and for cleaning and disinfection of the hives. Products of Demeter quality are not regulated.

Justification

Natural substances are preferred. To avoid contamination with objectionable substances is another criterion.

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:Demeter International Standard
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:593
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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