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hughesy

Question. Organic honey?

We went for a walk around Conwy Honey Fair a few weeks ago and there was someone selling "organic" honey. How can they call it organic when they have no control of where the bees forage?
sod

True  
bodger

I'm with you Hughsey, can there be such a thing?
hughesy

Well I don't think there can. I suppose they might mean that they have not treated the bees with any chemicals etc but that doesn't explain how the bees would not forage on anything outside the control of the beekeeper.
hughesy

Here we are. http://www.soilassociation.org/fr...ere-such-a-thing-as-organic-honey
So no such thing as organic honey in the UK.
bodger

It just goes to show that not all bull s**t is organic.
Lorrainelovesplants

Labelling regulations are changing in the next year or so and this will be made illegal.  Its probably already illegal, certainly misleading, but who is going to police it?
hughesy

That's the trouble. Even if trading standards stumbled upon it they probably wouldn't know anyway.

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