Thymol in sugar syrup - quantities

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Some assistance please. How much thymol is required in sugar solution simply to act as a mould retardent during feeding? This isn't something I have done before, hence the question. Making today for feeding tomorrow. Tx, R

Background: Weather in my part of North Yorkshire is poor and humid, ideal for mould growth, I cant visit the hives for a week and want to protect the syrup quality in use. There is some Balsalm but not enough to stave of starvation, a couple of hives are close to critical limits (IMO) hence an emergency feed ahead of autumn stores build up.
 

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30g thymol dissolved in 150 ml of surgical spirit.....add 1 teaspoon to 15 litres of syrup.
 

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I prefer Hivemaker's "Emulsified Thymol Mix" after I found that the thymol/alcohol mix floated on the top of the sugar solution and didn't stay mixed.
 

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I prefer Hivemaker's "Emulsified Thymol Mix" after I found that the thymol/alcohol mix floated on the top of the sugar solution and didn't stay mixed.
Thats a stronger thymol mix used to treat or prevent nosema.....and mess with the varroa mites.
 

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