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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 2019
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 347 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
County Durham 175 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cumbria 393 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Greater Manchester 173 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lancashire 685 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Merseyside 79 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Northumberland 260 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.77 0.00
Tyne & Wear 177 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Western-England Gloucestershire 880 17 0 11 8 0 0 0 0.00 1.25
Herefordshire 668 31 0 10 10 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
Shropshire 247 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Staffordshire 289 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Warwickshire 656 44 0 4 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.61
West Midlands 233 18 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.86
Worcestershire 547 22 0 12 7 0 1 1 0.00 2.19
North-East-England Derbyshire 432 4 0 18 4 0 0 3 0.00 4.17
East Yorkshire 311 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.32
North Yorkshire 1257 12 1 20 12 0 3 0 0.08 1.59
Nottinghamshire 505 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South Yorkshire 791 26 0 29 5 0 0 0 0.00 3.67
West Yorkshire 554 32 0 6 5 0 0 0 0.00 1.08
Eastern-England Bedfordshire 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cambridgeshire 911 36 0 38 30 0 0 5 0.00 4.17
Essex 1519 68 3 55 11 0 0 10 0.20 3.62
Hertfordshire 333 6 0 1 1 0 0 1 0.00 0.30
Leicestershire 230 33 0 1 1 0 0 1 0.00 0.43
Lincolnshire 1115 53 0 14 2 0 0 0 0.00 1.26
Norfolk 881 135 1 11 4 0 0 0 0.11 1.25
Rutland 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Suffolk 752 102 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.13 0.13
South-West-England Avon 598 8 0 9 7 0 1 0 0.00 1.51
Cornwall 1050 30 2 4 3 0 0 0 0.19 0.38
Devon 1193 26 11 10 3 0 0 7 0.92 0.84
Somerset 1093 29 0 36 26 0 0 2 0.00 3.29
Southern-England Berkshire 693 28 0 6 5 0 0 0 0.00 0.87
Buckinghamshire 192 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 1.04
Dorset 803 50 0 11 7 0 2 0 0.00 1.37
Hampshire 901 55 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.22
Isle of Wight 99 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Northamptonshire 720 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.28
Oxfordshire 710 33 0 4 4 0 0 0 0.00 0.56
Wiltshire 698 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.14 0.00
South-East-England East Sussex 255 4 0 6 4 0 0 0 0.00 2.35
Greater London 1010 14 0 47 34 0 0 2 0.00 4.65
Kent 945 37 3 51 43 0 1 3 0.32 5.40
Surrey 662 17 0 17 16 0 0 0 0.00 2.57
West Sussex 573 18 0 13 9 0 0 0 0.00 2.27
English Totals 27665 1106 25 454 272 0 8 35 0.09 1.64
 
Scotland Aberdeenshire 478 0 0 43 38 0 5 8 0.00 9.00
Angus 303 1 0 12 10 0 2 4 0.00 3.96
Fife 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Inverness 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Kirkcudbrightshire 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Midlothian 316 0 0 18 17 0 1 7 0.00 5.70
Moray 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Perthshire 2397 22 10 101 88 0 10 86 0.42 4.21
Scottish Borders 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
West Lothian 367 1 0 19 17 0 2 1 0.00 5.18
Scottish Totals 4055 25 10 193 170 0 20 106 0.25 4.76
 
Wales Clwyd 384 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Dyfed 2024 208 9 0 0 0 0 1 0.44 0.00
Gwent 740 44 8 2 1 0 0 0 1.08 0.27
Gwynedd 536 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Mid Glamorgan 419 39 0 13 8 0 0 1 0.00 3.10
Powys 749 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South Glamorgan 330 27 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.30
West Glamorgan 94 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Welsh Totals 5276 438 17 16 10 0 0 2 0.32 0.30

† - 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.