Organic Rules and Certification

Conversion, beekeeping - DE Bioland Standards 2005

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

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The minimum conversion period for beekeeping is 12 months. Conversion must be completed at the latest after five years (exceptions are possible). Bee products can only be labelled with the BIOLAND trademark after the conversion has been completed. (Bioland production standards, 4.10.5 Conversion)


The BIOLAND standard contains further requirements. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not require the conversion period to be completed after a maximum of time. However, as parallel management of organic and conventional beekeeping is not allowed, honey cannot be labelled as organic before the conversion of all the hives is completed.


To safeguard the credibility of BIOLAND certified organic beekeeping.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > C.Beekeeping and beekeeping products > Conversion period - Annex I C2

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
ID Code:631
Deposited On:17 Dec 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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