We are proud that SnillBie is an ecologically certified natural product. In June 2008, the honey production at SnillBie was organically approved by Debio.
Organic honey - free from contamination
The basic idea behind the production of organic honey is to produce healthy and pure honey - free from all kinds of contamination. The special thing about organic honey from SnillBie is that the beehives are on islands with coastal heather. The nearest neighbor is the ocean - and wild sheep. Here there is no pollution from industry or pesticides from agriculture.
Don't the bees fly where they want?
- But don't the bees go where they want then? one might wonder, - and perhaps to an area that has been sprayed with pesticide or artificial fertiliser? Or in an area that is polluted by industry and motorways?
The answer is that the bees fly wherever they want. But the hives (their houses) are located in an area that is at least 3 km from such pollution. 3 km is far beyond the distance the bees fly away from their hives.
Requirements for organic operation
In addition to this, there is a long series of requirements that must be met. The approval bodies Debio and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority check closely that the organic requirements are met. For example, in the autumn, after the honey has been taken out of the hives, the bees receive organic winter feed. This is in contrast to conventional beekeeping where sugar is used.
The approval mark from Debio
All organic food production that has been approved by Debio and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority is allowed to use the approval mark for organic food. We are proud and happy that Snillbie honey can carry this label, so you can be sure that it is a pure product you are buying.
The future is organic! So is SnillBie!
Poison that farmers and garden owners use on the plants to prevent them from being attacked by insects or plant diseases. It may sound smart, but the organic farmer thinks this is a stupid idea, because he knows that the poison can kill a lot of good things in the soil, as well as such useful animals as spiders and bees. Furthermore, it is not known for sure whether the spraying is dangerous for humans. There is often some residue of poison in the plants that have been sprayed. It turns out that there are far more birds on organically cultivated fields, which is thought to be due to the fact that fields sprayed with pesticides have killed insects and small animals that the birds feed on.
A mixture of different substances that the plants can use to achieve rapid growth. The average farmer often uses artificial fertilizers together with animal dung, which is spread on the soil. The organic farmer only uses dung from animals as fertilizer on the soil. This is also safer in terms of our drinking water sources, which lie underground. Fertilizer can be compared to a vitamin pill that is artificially prepared. We can't live on vitamin pills alone - and it's not as good as a real carrot either.
Comes from the Greek word "oikos", which means "house", and "logi", which means "learn about". Straight ahead it then says "Teaching about keeping house". Today, the word ecology is used for food/animals/soil that is produced/kept/cultivated in accordance with the rules of Debio and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.