Re: Audio - Paul Berry Discusses being an Organic Beekeeper
Oh I always wondered how it worked. He has to be certain distances from anything that might be sprayed.
So for purity of honey a "certified organic" beekeeper could give either better, or worse honey, than a "treatment free" beekeeper. Because the "certified organic" beekeeper does actually treat with chemicals but is at least in theory, not exposed to other sprays etc, but the "treatment free" beekeeper puts no chemicals in his hive but could have bees collecting from sources that have been sprayed.
One thing though, he does use a heckuva lot of Thymol and very regularly, it is hard to see how his honey could not be tainted with it?
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).