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rdy-b
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« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2007, 11:54:00 PM »

Four miles?  Wow.  That's a radius of 32,157 acres.  Sure.  No problem.  Wink  And now you see why you never see certified organic honey...
      google it  to many to list -next best thing to sliced bread cheesy  RDY-B
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« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2007, 07:31:08 AM »

I just read some of the document (500 pages!? shocked). According to page 30, I can sell up to $5000 in organic honey, labeled as such,  without certification. I expect that 10 hives are not going to bring $5000 per year, so the point is moot. I can label and sell as organic the honey producesd on my friend's 500 acre farm with no problem. At least this is how I read it.
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« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2007, 06:38:48 PM »

>I just read some of the document (500 pages!? shocked). According to page 30, I can sell up to $5000 in organic honey, labeled as such,  without certification.

I believe that is correct.  You will, however, have to provide a plan as to why you think it's organic if they ask for it.  But that's just what your methods are etc.  Assuming you use no chemicals you can probably present a good enough argument.
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« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2007, 07:54:16 PM »

Under the $5000 exemption you will have to get registered not certified -under the $5000 exemption the organic plan and much of the paper work is omitted -make sure your time tables are in store for your requirements under the apiculture task force -and follow there requirements  for maintaining those bees -talk to your AG. dept. and you will get lots of help filling out the forms            happy keeping   cool RDY-B
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« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2007, 07:58:36 PM »

one more piont of interest -I only sell my comb honey under my organic label it helps keep it under $5000 for organic sales Wink RDY-B
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