Organic Rules and Certification

Beekeeping, origin of wax - Demeter International 2005

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

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Summary

Wax brought in must be generated from natural combs or caps and preferably come from Demeter certified beekeepers. (DI standards for beekeeping and hive products, 4.4.3 Origin of wax)

Difference

The DI standard is more detailed. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not regulate wax of Demeter quality, but allows the use of conventional wax from caps, if organic wax is not available.

Justification

To ensure Demeter quality throughout the whole production chain and to avoid contamination with harmful substances.

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:598
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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