In response to recent communications from readers, we are providing an update on the status of NOP (National Organic Program) progress towards the implementation of the Organic Apiculture Standard. The October 2010 NOSB (National Organic Standards Board) recommendation has not yet been acted upon by USDA/NOP.

Interested readers should review the Draft 2001 Proposed Standard and the changes envisioned in the October 2010 NOSB recommendation. Both documents are posted below.

For completness we also post the 1985 Extracted Honey Standard and the January 2011 Notification of the Country-of-Origin Labeling Rule.