SustaFix gel contains propolis extract, bee venom, bee extract, beeswax, cedar sap, olive oil, horse chestnut extract and wax moth
Table 1: Effect of EPNs treated with various chemical and Bio-pesticides on Greater Wax Moth
The larvae, pupae and adults of the host, greater wax moth
Called wax worms, the larvae of the common insect Galleria mellonella, or greater wax moth
, live as parasites in honeybee colonies.
While mint can be used as a wax moth
treatment, cinnamon can be used as an ant deterrent.
The larvae of the greater wax moth
normally thrive on beeswax, making them a hated enemy of bee keepers across Europe.
The synthetic polyethylene, the most commonly used material in plastic packaging, is not biodegradable but the wax moth
larva quickly breaks it down, according to a study in the journal (http://www.
In labs wax moth
, Galleria mellonella (a lepidoptern pest of bee hive) is used as host for their mass culture.
Results from the first part of her team's study, published in 2011 in fas Journal of Economic Entomology, demonstrated that fumigating combs with ozone gas at concentrations of 215 to 430 parts per million (ppm) killed all life stages of the greater wax moth
, depending on length of exposure.
The effects of five natural diet materials on the developmental biology and mortality of all life stages of the greater wax moth
were investigated in a laboratory trial.
The team looked at how the Greater Wax Moth
or Honeycomb Moth (Galleria mellonella) reacted over 25 generations to exposure to the fungus Beauveria bassiana which is known to kill the Wax Moth
caterpillar which attacks bee hives.
Washington, May 9 ( ANI ): Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have found that the greater wax moth
is capable of sensing sound frequencies of up to 300kHz - the highest recorded frequency sensitivity of any animal in the world.