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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 2017
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 468 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.21
County Durham 311 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cumbria 615 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.63 0.00
Greater Manchester 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lancashire 556 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.18 0.00
Merseyside 319 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.31 0.00
Northumberland 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Tyne & Wear 185 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Western-England Gloucestershire 886 0 0 17 13 0 0 0 0.00 1.92
Herefordshire 216 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.46
Shropshire 397 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
Staffordshire 279 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.36 0.00
Warwickshire 553 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0.00 0.54
West Midlands 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Worcestershire 413 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.48
North-East-England Derbyshire 212 0 0 5 1 0 2 0 0.00 2.36
East Yorkshire 576 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.87
North Yorkshire 1043 0 7 15 10 0 1 0 0.67 1.44
Nottinghamshire 398 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South Yorkshire 265 0 0 14 7 0 0 0 0.00 5.28
West Yorkshire 658 0 3 7 3 0 1 0 0.46 1.06
Eastern-England Bedfordshire 269 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cambridgeshire 730 0 0 7 5 0 0 0 0.00 0.96
Essex 465 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.22
Hertfordshire 424 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Leicestershire 706 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lincolnshire 622 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Norfolk 1094 0 0 25 14 0 1 0 0.00 2.29
Suffolk 936 0 12 12 8 0 0 0 1.28 1.28
South-West-England Avon 254 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.79
Cornwall 753 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Devon 1529 0 8 25 11 0 1 0 0.52 1.64
Somerset 855 0 0 52 49 0 1 0 0.00 6.08
Southern-England Berkshire 729 0 0 9 8 0 1 0 0.00 1.23
Buckinghamshire 262 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0.00 1.53
Dorset 423 0 1 12 5 0 7 0 0.24 2.84
Hampshire 831 0 0 11 9 0 0 0 0.00 1.32
Isle of Wight 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Northamptonshire 326 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.31
Oxfordshire 735 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.14 0.14
Wiltshire 373 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0.00 1.07
South-East-England East Sussex 290 0 0 26 22 0 0 0 0.00 8.97
Greater London 569 0 0 15 14 0 0 0 0.00 2.64
Kent 1171 0 0 29 26 0 1 0 0.00 2.48
Surrey 558 0 0 12 11 0 0 1 0.00 2.15
West Sussex 968 0 0 46 27 0 0 0 0.00 4.75
English Totals 24712 0 45 366 260 0 17 2 0.18 1.48
 
Scotland Aberdeenshire 296 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Angus 304 0 0 11 3 0 8 6 0.00 3.62
Dumfriesshire 244 0 0 27 16 0 10 0 0.00 11.07
East Lothian 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Fife 15 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 6.67
Inverness 111 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 1.80
Kirkcudbrightshire 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Midlothian 18 0 0 9 9 0 0 3 0.00 50.00
Moray 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Nairn 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Perthshire 1193 0 5 33 17 0 16 14 0.42 2.77
Renfrewshire 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Ross and Cromarty 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
West Lothian 8 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0.00 87.50
Scottish Totals 2295 0 5 90 54 0 35 23 0.22 3.92
 
Wales Clwyd 531 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.38 0.00
Dyfed 2350 0 17 20 12 0 0 0 0.72 0.85
Gwent 438 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.46 0.23
Gwynedd 477 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.47
Mid Glamorgan 390 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.26
Powys 1093 0 6 11 8 0 1 0 0.55 1.01
South Glamorgan 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
West Glamorgan 374 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Welsh Totals 5782 0 27 40 21 0 2 0 0.47 0.69

† - 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.