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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 48 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 2.08
County Durham 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cumbria 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Greater Manchester 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lancashire 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Merseyside 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Northumberland 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Tyne & Wear 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Western-England Gloucestershire 104 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.92
Herefordshire 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Staffordshire 68 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.47 0.00
Warwickshire 24 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 8.33
West Midlands 41 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.44
Worcestershire 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
North-East-England Derbyshire 88 0 0 10 2 0 2 0 0.00 11.36
East Yorkshire 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
North Yorkshire 151 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0.00 1.99
Nottinghamshire 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South Yorkshire 48 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 2.08
West Yorkshire 129 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 1.55
Eastern-England Bedfordshire 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cambridgeshire 268 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Essex 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Hertfordshire 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Leicestershire 44 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.27 0.00
Lincolnshire 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Norfolk 90 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0.00 6.67
Suffolk 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South-West-England Avon 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cornwall 191 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2.62 0.00
Devon 394 0 0 10 5 0 0 0 0.00 2.54
Somerset 246 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0.00 1.63
Southern-England Berkshire 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Buckinghamshire 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Dorset 128 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.56
Hampshire 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Northamptonshire 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Oxfordshire 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Wiltshire 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South-East-England East Sussex 90 0 0 8 3 0 0 0 0.00 8.89
Greater London 115 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 0.00 5.22
Kent 206 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.97
Surrey 68 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 2.94
West Sussex 219 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 0.00 2.74
English Totals 4250 0 7 68 36 0 2 0 0.16 1.60
 
Scotland Angus 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Dumfriesshire 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 11.11
Perthshire 175 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0.00 3.43
Scottish Totals 225 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0.00 3.11
 
Wales Clwyd 146 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.68 0.00
Dyfed 761 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.13
Gwent 195 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Gwynedd 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Mid Glamorgan 137 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0.00 2.92
Powys 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South Glamorgan 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
West Glamorgan 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Welsh Totals 1677 0 1 5 3 0 0 0 0.06 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.