Diatomaceous Earth 400g

Diatomaceous Earth 400g

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Natural Pesticide for Small Hive Beetles (SHB) and Wax Moth. Diatomaceous earth (DE) can be used in most beetle traps. The product is also useful in providing a barrier to ants where it can be used in ant feet underneath the bee hive as a substitute to vegetable oil.

Diatomaceous Earth (DE), also known as Diatomite, is the naturally occurring fossilized remains of diatoms. Diatoms are single-celled aquatic algae. They belong to the class of golden-brown algae known as Bacillariophyceae. Diatomaceous Earth is a near pure sedimentary deposit consisting almost entirely of amorphous silica. Silica is a common natural component of everything from sand and rocks to plants and animals. It is not crystalline silica. The heating process does not exceed the temperature necessary to convert amorphous silica to crystalline silica.

Weight: 400g

Grade: food grade  

CAUTION: So, can diatomaceous earth harm bees? Yes, but they are not as vulnerable to it as other pests. And as long as you apply it carefully, you can use DE as a pesticide without harming them. By using DE, you will also replace toxic chemicals with an organic alternative, which will not only benefit bees but the environment as well.