Organic honey is Raw Honey which was extracted from the bee farm that follows organic livestock standards of a particular area or country. Also, organic honey is not heated above 95 degrees Fahrenheit. But what are the standards which make organic honey special and rare, we will be describing those in this article. When this honey produced in all organic way that things also reflects in its price. Usually organic honey Brisbane is a bit expensive from regular honey. But the taste and quality of this honey are worthy of more price.
The following standards must be followed by an organic bee farm to label their honey as “organic honey”.
The farm should be located near a naturally clean water source. The area of the farm must be of 4-mile radius as this is the farthest the honey bees’ travel from their hives. The location should be selected very carefully as there should be no artificial or chemically synthetic vegetation in the surrounding. No industrial zone should be near to the farm and careful measure to be taken the industrial waste can come to the farm in any sort.
In this case, livestock management is bee management. If there is any disease spread among bees, so the treatment for the disease must be done by natural products, For example, if there are bees parasite then its remedial must be treated with natural products, in case of chemical use, there will be chemical residual in honey. For the winter season, bees should eat their honey. In case if there is not enough honey for bees then natural supplements should be given to bees as an alternate of natural honey. These supplements can be cane sugar, fruits concentrate, etc. But again it must ensure that these products are prepared by a chemical-free process
Honey Packaging and Management
The hives must be kept clean and they should be made of natural products. If the paint is required then use non-toxic paint. The extraction, temperature, packaging, store, and logistics of this honey must be compliant to the livestock standards defined. Sample testing must be carried out batch-wise to confirm that there is no chemical residue in the honey. No additives can be added in this honey and all process should be strictly supervised, so that integrity of products sustains.
Above standards tell us that organic honey business is tougher than regular honey and it needs more resource and investment in comparison of regular honey business. But it has its loyal consumers who are willing to pay extra to buy organic honey. But any organic farm must ensure that they follow standards at maximum and provide a perfect product as per consumer’s expectation.