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Organic Honey

 
Susan Hoke
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How can honey be certified organic? Unless there's a giant dome covering your property how can you control where a bee gets pollen?
 
Leah Sattler
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I have always wondered that too. So I looked it up

http://www.beedata.com/news/organichoney.htm
 
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I thought the hive had to be located such that everything is organic within 5 miles.  But it is possible that that has changed a bit.  I know that organic honey used to be terribly expensive.  And the few organic producers were located near large wilderness areas. 

And then ... I think the whole country of iceland is organic.    So I suppose any honey from there would be organic. 

 
Susan Hoke
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This website says 2 miles.

http://www.beekeeping.com/articles/us/organic_standards.htm
 
Susan Hoke
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One website states that honey bees are considered domestic livestock and are not native to North America.

I didn't know this.
 
Leah Sattler
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I guess it shows us that some introduced species aren't harmful but prove to be beneficial after all. Of course they may have pushed out other species but they are crucial to agriculture.
 
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