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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 2018
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 435 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.46
County Durham 302 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cumbria 443 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Greater Manchester 125 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lancashire 398 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Merseyside 230 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Northumberland 164 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Tyne & Wear 184 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Western-England Gloucestershire 583 11 0 4 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.69
Herefordshire 270 6 0 7 7 0 0 0 0.00 2.59
Shropshire 327 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.31
Staffordshire 202 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.50 0.00
Warwickshire 511 75 0 3 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.59
West Midlands 126 27 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.79
Worcestershire 499 13 0 20 6 0 0 0 0.00 4.01
North-East-England Derbyshire 341 26 1 15 4 0 2 0 0.29 4.40
East Yorkshire 331 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
North Yorkshire 616 14 0 11 7 0 3 0 0.00 1.79
Nottinghamshire 62 15 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 1.61
South Yorkshire 158 24 0 12 4 0 0 0 0.00 7.59
West Yorkshire 325 15 0 4 2 0 0 0 0.00 1.23
Eastern-England Bedfordshire 49 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cambridgeshire 748 59 0 11 3 0 0 0 0.00 1.47
Essex 575 60 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.17
Hertfordshire 239 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Leicestershire 107 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.93 0.00
Lincolnshire 122 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Norfolk 828 159 0 10 3 0 0 0 0.00 1.21
Rutland 36 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Suffolk 605 118 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.17
South-West-England Avon 125 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cornwall 897 44 10 2 0 0 2 1 1.11 0.22
Devon 1025 24 1 14 9 0 0 0 0.10 1.37
Somerset 911 62 0 24 18 0 1 0 0.00 2.63
Southern-England Berkshire 263 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Buckinghamshire 233 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Dorset 588 43 0 7 3 0 3 0 0.00 1.19
Hampshire 698 68 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.29
Isle of Wight 83 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Northamptonshire 321 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.31 0.31
Oxfordshire 361 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Wiltshire 221 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South-East-England East Sussex 180 6 0 10 3 0 0 0 0.00 5.56
Greater London 433 27 2 16 10 0 0 1 0.46 3.70
Kent 487 23 1 11 10 0 0 1 0.21 2.26
Surrey 416 12 0 7 5 0 0 0 0.00 1.68
West Sussex 451 6 0 14 9 0 0 0 0.00 3.10
English Totals 17634 1200 18 212 113 0 12 3 0.10 1.20
 
Scotland Aberdeenshire 51 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.96
Angus 260 3 0 4 4 0 0 1 0.00 1.54
Ayrshire 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Dumfriesshire 81 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.23
Fife 102 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.98
Glasgow - The City of 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Inverness 55 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0.00 7.27
Kirkcudbrightshire 77 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lanarkshire 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Midlothian 82 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0.00 2.44
Moray 26 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Perthshire 1238 11 0 26 26 0 0 0 0.00 2.10
Renfrewshire 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Stirling 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
West Lothian 180 3 0 9 9 0 0 1 0.00 5.00
Scottish Totals 2175 115 0 48 48 0 0 3 0.00 2.21
 
Wales Clwyd 470 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.21 0.00
Dyfed 1771 288 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.06
Gwent 466 43 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.43 0.00
Gwynedd 338 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Mid Glamorgan 303 29 0 5 3 0 0 0 0.00 1.65
Powys 487 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South Glamorgan 157 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.64
West Glamorgan 270 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Welsh Totals 4262 477 3 7 3 0 0 0 0.07 0.16

† - 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.