Organic Rules and Certification

Beekeeping, reproduction - DE Bioland 2005

Huber, Beate (2006) Beekeeping, reproduction - DE Bioland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Natural reproduction methods are to be preferred and the swarming instinct has to be considered. Artificial insemination is only allowed in specific cases and after approval has been given by BIOLAND. (Bioland production standards, 4.10.2.8 Bee breeding)

Difference

The BIOLAND standard is more detailed. The corresponding EU Regulation 2092/91 does not refer to breeding methods for bees.

Justification

The preference of natural reproduction methods is a principle of the BIOLAND Association. The objective of the breeding is the keeping of varroa-tolerant bees in a manner suited to the ecological conditions. (Bioland production standards, 4.10.2.8 Bee breeding)

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: Europe > Germany > Bioland
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:625
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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