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Beekeeping, harvesting pollen - DE Bioland Standards 2005

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

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Summary

This chapter regulates in detail the collection of BIOLAND pollen. There are detailed provisions concerning the character, placement and cleaning of facilities for pollen, the extraction and the handling of the harvested pollen. Among others: It is important, that enough pollen for the bee's own supply is left in the hive and that bees are not injured while stripping off the pollen. The pollen has to be protected from negative impacts caused by climatic influences or inappropriate handling and processing (i.e. temperature of drying air). It must be stored in a cool, dark and dry place. (Bioland production standards, 4.10.4 Pollen, 4.10.4.1 Pollen trap; Bioland production standards, 4.10.4.2 Processing; Bioland production standards, 4.10.4.3 Packing and storage)

Difference

The BIOLAND standard is more detailed. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not refer to the harvesting of pollen in detail. There is only the general requirement of adequate handling of bee products during harvest, processing and storage and to leave an extensive quantity of pollen in the hives at the end of the season.

Justification

To avoid major disturbances of the colonies and to respect their integrity. To guarantee BIOLAND pollen to be a high quality product.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products > Husbandry management practises and identification - Annex I C7
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products > Feed - Annex I C5

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 fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:630
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Dec 2005
Last Modified:06 May 2010 15:12

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