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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 584 6 0 9 9 0 0 0 0.00 1.54
County Durham 319 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cumbria 480 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Greater Manchester 132 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lancashire 418 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Merseyside 236 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Northumberland 183 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Tyne & Wear 190 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Western-England Gloucestershire 785 13 0 9 7 0 0 0 0.00 1.15
Herefordshire 298 6 0 7 7 0 0 0 0.00 2.35
Shropshire 376 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.27
Staffordshire 383 9 1 4 4 0 0 0 0.26 1.04
Warwickshire 664 80 0 4 3 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
West Midlands 140 27 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.71
Worcestershire 600 14 0 26 12 0 0 0 0.00 4.33
North-East-England Derbyshire 341 26 1 15 4 0 2 0 0.29 4.40
East Yorkshire 368 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
North Yorkshire 821 16 0 13 9 0 3 0 0.00 1.58
Nottinghamshire 105 15 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.95
South Yorkshire 193 26 0 12 4 0 0 0 0.00 6.22
West Yorkshire 326 15 0 4 2 0 0 0 0.00 1.23
Eastern-England Bedfordshire 64 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cambridgeshire 980 114 0 16 7 0 0 0 0.00 1.63
Essex 742 85 0 3 3 0 0 1 0.00 0.40
Hertfordshire 323 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Leicestershire 136 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.74 0.00
Lincolnshire 245 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Norfolk 1048 194 0 18 10 0 0 3 0.00 1.72
Rutland 36 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Suffolk 658 131 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.15
South-West-England Avon 127 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cornwall 984 45 16 5 3 0 2 1 1.63 0.51
Devon 1143 26 2 15 10 0 0 0 0.17 1.31
Somerset 1007 64 0 26 20 0 1 0 0.00 2.58
Southern-England Berkshire 275 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Buckinghamshire 270 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Dorset 660 46 0 7 3 0 3 0 0.00 1.06
Hampshire 806 79 0 7 5 0 0 0 0.00 0.87
Isle of Wight 83 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Northamptonshire 467 32 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.43 0.21
Oxfordshire 549 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Wiltshire 321 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South-East-England East Sussex 206 6 0 10 3 0 0 0 0.00 4.85
Greater London 679 39 5 29 23 0 0 1 0.74 4.27
Kent 608 28 1 17 16 0 0 1 0.16 2.80
Surrey 471 12 0 4 5 0 0 0 0.00 0.85
West Sussex 553 7 0 14 9 0 0 0 0.00 2.53
English Totals 21383 1444 29 279 180 0 12 7 0.14 1.30
 
Scotland Aberdeenshire 258 4 0 9 9 0 0 1 0.00 3.49
Angus 343 3 0 7 5 0 2 3 0.00 2.04
Argyll and Bute 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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 154 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0.00 1.30
Moray 26 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Perthshire 2002 11 0 26 26 0 0 0 0.00 1.30
Renfrewshire 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Roxburghshire 5 1 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 3316 118 0 59 57 0 2 6 0.00 1.78
 
Wales Clwyd 497 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.20 0.00
Dyfed 2046 312 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.05
Gwent 539 49 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.37 0.00
Gwynedd 382 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Mid Glamorgan 330 29 0 8 3 0 0 0 0.00 2.42
Powys 635 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South Glamorgan 185 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.08
West Glamorgan 293 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Welsh Totals 4907 523 3 11 3 0 0 0 0.06 0.22

† - 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.