Certan | Wax Moth Treatment | 5 oz
APPROVED FOR SALE IN MANITOBA & NOVA SCOTIA ONLY, UNTIL MAY 1, 2024
A biological control for prevention of wax moths on stored drawn frames. Certan uses Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a bacterium that occurs naturally in soil. The active ingredient in this pesticide product (Bta ABTS 1857) controls wax moth infestations by producing a crystallized protein that is toxic to wax moth larvae. This micro-organism is harmless to man & honeybees alike, leaves no residue in wax or honey, and does not alter the taste of honey.
Certan is intended to be used after the honey harvest when the frames are stored and kills young wax moth larvae. It must therefore be used before a wax moth infestation. A single application will provide very high efficacy against wax moth right up through to the following season.
- Certan is made of spores from Bacillus thuringiensis and must be diluted in water to 5% (i.e. 1 part Certan for 19 parts water)
- Shake the bottle vigorously before adding the required amount to the corresponding water volume and mixing.
- Once diluted, the solution must be used the same day. Before mixing, calculate the amount of product required to treat the desired number of frames.
For up to 100% wax moth control, apply 1.5ml of solution per 10 centimetres squared of comb, on both sides of the frame. For example, one 5 oz bottle will treat approximately 70-100 Langstroth brood frames.Applying Certan
- Shake the bottle of solution before use.
- Apply evenly with a sprayer over both sides of the frame.
- Allow the frames to dry in an aired room before storing.
Certan should be stored at a temperature between 5°C and 20°C. If stored in a cool place (under 12°C) and in its well-sealed original bottle, Certan can be kept for several years.
Net Contents: 5 fl oz