I would think it would be hard to check on whether any particular brand is really 'organic' or not. You'd have to do some checking, for sure. Be extra wary of imported products. I've seen 'royal jelly' sold in my health food store, really expensive. But it's from China, and frankly i wouldn't trust it. I'd be inclined to try to find a U.S. source that you could actually check on.
Why are chemicals used with organic bees? That does not make any sense.
What kinds of chemicals are they allowed to use?
Oh that's easy, just help me move my bees after dark on a rainy night sometime, you'll have all you want to pick out of my hide... :lol:
great post, my sentiment's, don't need to embellish.:thumbsup:Rather than searching for someone that's certified organic, you might just try to find someone that goes chemical free. The trouble with organic certs is that they can still use certain pesticides and whatnot and that just kinda defeats the point for the consumer.
I for example don't use any chemicals in my beekeeping; of course I don't sell bees for apitherapy, but I'm sure there are many other beekeepers that do sell bees for apitherapy that also go chem-free. I would trust that over a certification any day.
Better yet, start your own hive and go chem free to provide your own bees for apitherapy.