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Beekeeping, origin of bees - DE Bioland 2005

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

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In general only bees of BIOLAND certified origin can be brought in. In case of unavailability, bees from other certified organic operations can be purchased. Conventional queens and swarms can be brought in annually in a quantity of up to 10% of the existing stock. (Bioland production standards, Purchase of Additional Bees)


The BIOLAND standard is slightly more precise by requiring the preference of BIOLAND origin for bees to be brought in, which is not regulated by the EU Regulation 2092/91. The provisions concerning bees from conventional origin to be brought in are identical with the EU Regulation.


To ensure BIOLAND quality throughout the whole production chain.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products > Origin of the bees - Annex I C3

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:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:626
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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