Organic Rules and Certification

Beekeeping, preparation of honey - DE Bioland 2005

Huber, Beate and Deeken, Wiebke (2005) Beekeeping, preparation of honey - DE Bioland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Honey may not be heated to more than 40°C. If possible, the honey should be filled into containers before its first consolidation. Honey must be stored in a cool, dark and dry place and it must not be filtered with pressure. Containers used for selling honey must be returnable. Any containers used must be made of material legally permitted for foodstuffs. (Bioland production standards, Processing)


The BIOLAND standard is more precise. In the EU Regulation 2092/91 there is only the general requirement of an adequate handling of bee products during extraction, storage and processing. There is no regulation on the containers for honey.


In order to ensure the high quality of BIOLAND certified honey, to avoid contamination caused by the containers and to enhance direct recycling of containers.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products > Husbandry management practises and identification - Annex I C7

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
Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:628
Deposited On:17 Dec 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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