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Inspection reports

Please note that the figure for colony loss (number of colonies inspected found dead) early in the year must be considered in context. Inspectors will initially visit apiaries with known disease issues or reported colony loss. The data is therefore skewed towards higher proportions of losses early in the year.

Colony Inspections and Foulbrood Disease in England, Scotland and Wales for 2020
Region County Colonies Inspected No. of colonies destroyed after diagnosis of AFB No. of colonies diagnosed positive for EFB † No. of colonies destroyed after diagnosis of EFB ‡ No. of colonies treated with antibiotic after diagnosis of EFB ‡ No. of colonies treated with shookswarm after diagnosis of EFB ‡ No. of colonies sampled but laboratory diagnosis negative Percent of inspected colonies which had AFB Percent of inspected colonies which had EFB
Total Dead
Northern-England Cheshire 124 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
County Durham 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lancashire 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Merseyside 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Tyne & Wear 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Western-England Gloucestershire 221 15 0 3 2 0 0 0 0.00 1.36
Herefordshire 229 46 0 7 6 0 0 0 0.00 3.06
Shropshire 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Staffordshire 150 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Warwickshire 180 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.56
West Midlands 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Worcestershire 177 5 0 7 6 0 1 0 0.00 3.95
North-East-England Derbyshire 143 5 0 24 7 0 5 0 0.00 16.78
East Yorkshire 123 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
North Yorkshire 544 13 0 19 12 0 6 0 0.00 3.49
Nottinghamshire 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South Yorkshire 352 11 0 4 2 0 1 0 0.00 1.14
West Yorkshire 74 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Eastern-England Bedfordshire 56 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cambridgeshire 276 8 0 3 3 0 0 0 0.00 1.09
Essex 528 31 1 10 10 0 0 0 0.19 1.89
Hertfordshire 81 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Leicestershire 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lincolnshire 220 36 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.45
Norfolk 371 68 0 5 2 0 1 0 0.00 1.35
Suffolk 366 37 0 5 1 0 2 0 0.00 1.37
South-West-England Avon 111 4 0 9 6 0 0 0 0.00 8.11
Cornwall 210 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.43 0.00
Devon 124 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 0.00 2.42
Somerset 207 30 0 6 3 0 0 0 0.00 2.90
Southern-England Berkshire 154 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 1.30
Buckinghamshire 112 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.89
Dorset 306 35 0 3 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.98
Hampshire 448 59 1 10 4 0 3 0 0.22 2.23
Northamptonshire 354 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0.00 1.13
Oxfordshire 110 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.91
Wiltshire 219 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South-East-England East Sussex 46 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 4.35
Greater London 259 5 0 34 25 0 3 0 0.00 13.13
Kent 201 3 0 10 8 0 1 0 0.00 4.98
Surrey 128 6 0 6 6 0 0 0 0.00 4.69
West Sussex 251 5 0 9 5 0 3 0 0.00 3.59
English Totals 7588 509 5 189 122 0 27 0 0.07 2.49
 
Scotland Perthshire 358 13 2 8 6 0 1 5 0.56 2.23
Scottish Borders 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
West Lothian 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 100.00
Scottish Totals 362 13 2 9 7 0 1 5 0.55 2.49
 
Wales Clwyd 167 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Dyfed 462 69 3 5 5 0 0 0 0.65 1.08
Gwent 151 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Gwynedd 97 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Mid Glamorgan 193 30 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 1.04
Powys 176 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.57 0.00
South Glamorgan 286 23 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.70
West Glamorgan 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Welsh Totals 1559 172 4 9 9 0 0 0 0.26 0.58

† - This figure may include colonies diagnosed but not yet treated.
‡ - This figure may include contact colonies which have a negative diagnosis but which are treated on request of the beekeeper.