Re: Organic Honey?
And does this 'wax supplier' keep their bees 4 miles away from all vegetation grown with chemical fertilizers, all sprayed crops and crops grown with treated seed, orchards or trees sprayed with fungicides, all homeowners with treated lawns and gardens, and all roads that have herbicides sprayed on the weeds and vegetation along their edges and guardrails? Somehow i doubt they can control all this within 4 miles in all directions of their hives. Isn't that over a 50 square mile area if I'm not mistaken?
Originally Posted by The Soap Pixie
With no laws to certify, regulate, and enforce organic honey in the US, in reality anyone can claim anything they like. I personally know people who sell things on a small scale that they grow or produce and mis-label as 'organic'. They are not 'evil' people, but personally I think they are being dishonest and cheating people by charging more. I've become much more cynical because of what i see. Frankly, I don't trust everyone who makes organic claims, especially with U.S. bees and bee products because bees travel miles to forage. Just my own 2 cents.
The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
To join her comrades in the braided hive... -Tennyson