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Organic bee-keeping The organic apiarist should practice a system of disease management that limits the exchange of bee material among hives, ensures systematic replacement and cleaning of hive material, records colony performance and hive movements. Apiarists should be familiar with the nutritional characteristics of plant sources that the bees are working to avoid inappropriate product removal and the need to feed hives. Hives should be constructed of natural materials, smoker fuel should be non-sparking natural material producing a ‘cool smoke’ eg hay, pine needles, clean wood chips/shavings. Wax used to make foundation should be sourced preferably from the operator’s own certified organic hives.

Honey extraction and packaging temperatures should not affect the quality and beneficial properties of honey. If recycled containers are used they should be clean and free from foreign odours. Apiarists should understand bee behaviour and manipulate the colony accordingly with bee removal/ hive inspection aided by clearing boards, brushing, shaking, blowers, or minimal smoking using natural fuels. Apiarists should understand the factors affecting storage of empty combs such as influence of temperature and the need for exclusion of moths and mice.

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PROTECTANT FUNGICIDE/BACTERICIDE

• 500g/kg COPPER (Cu) present as CUPRIC HYDROXIDE • High loaded copper hydroxide formulation for lower application rates • Dry-Flowable granule for ease of mixing and minimal dust • Superior coverage and adhesion due to small particle size • Available in 10kg bags

MICROSUL WG ELITE

PROTECTANT FUNGICIDE/MITICIDE

• 800g/kg SULPHUR as Wettable Sulphur • Dry-Flowable granular formulation • Excellent dispersion and suspension • Available in 2.5kg & 15kg

BORDEAUX WG

PROTECTANT FUNGICIDE/BACTERICIDE

• 200g/kg COPPER (Cu) present as TRIBASIC COPPER SULPHATE & containing Lime (Calcium Hydroxide) • Ready formulated copper and lime formulation • Dry-Flowable granule for ease of mixing and minimal dust • Superior weathering and sticking properties • Available in 15kg bags

DUSTING SULPHUR

PROTECTANT FUNGICIDE/MITICIDE

• 930g/kg SULPHUR present as powdered sulphur • High quality liquid Lime Sulphur as a soluble concentrate • Concentrated formula containing 93% sulphur, with a uniform particle size • Available in 15kg bag

PROTECTANT FUNGICIDE/INSECTICIDE • 200g/L SULPHUR as Polysulphide Sulphur • High quality liquid Lime Sulphur as a soluble concentrate • Highly refined with no contaminates • Available in 20L, 200L & 1000L packs

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Organic Insights  

ORGANIC INSIGHTS magazine, published by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia, provides commentary on the latest or...

Organic Insights  

ORGANIC INSIGHTS magazine, published by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia, provides commentary on the latest or...

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