True, but there are a lot of variables in the methods of the beekeepers with regard to what treatments (aka chemicals) that they use to manage their hives. A couple of years ago, I had a discussion with someone from Penn State who was on the committee to establish possible National Organic Standards for honey. I don't think any consensus was reached, exactly because it's not possible to control where the bees forage. That being said, sometimes I think that that argument is used by those who use commercial miticides and fungicides in their hives as a way to deflect attention away from those who don't use those treatments. Wing, if you're interested in getting bees, check out this local group. http://pennapic.org/ They do seminars and educational events. If you want contact info for the Lancaster beekeepers group, i can track it down for you. They have a lot of their meetings on a farm right off of rt 30 on the other side of Mt. Joy.