Last night I mentioned that I am using the bacteria BT – Bacillus Thuringiensis – to treat my clean extracted honey comb for storage to protect it from wax moth damage – Specifically Bt aizawai – because there are different types of Bt – other types can be used for mosquito control or other purposes. Bt aizawai is only effective against the larva of lepidoptera – moths and butterflies – which means that it can not only be used for wax moths, but also cabbage worms, corn ear worms, bag worms, army worms, cut worms, etc. So it is useful for more than just bee keeping. BT used alone can be considered a certified organic practice.
BT Factsheet On University of Florida website
I ordered my BT from a person on beesource.com who goes by Sundance – it arrived promptly and well packaged.
This is a powdered form of which
Bt aizawai – is the same as Certan/B401. It only takes 4
teaspoons to make a gallon of spray and
there is an indefinite shelf life on this
form prior to mixing. In short, 1/2 pound of
powder will make 32 gallons of spray or more!
Effective on dozens of garden and orchard pest
as well. Certified Organic for garden use.
IF YOU FIND A LOWER PRICE – I WILL BEAT IT.
1# Bag $29.85 + $7.95 shipping/handling = $37.80
1/2# Bag $17.90 + $5.95 S&H = $23.85
1/4# Bag $11.00 + $3.95 S&H = $14.95
***PAYPAL TRANSACTIONS ADD $1.00******
Click here for contact information for my source of BT