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Live Colony Inspections Report

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 2024
Region County Colonies Inspected Colonies Dead 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
North West England Cheshire 174 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cumbria 85 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Derbyshire 270 78 0 10 3 0 4 0 0 3.7
Greater Manchester 90 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lancashire 161 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Merseyside 30 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Yorkshire 592 46 2 49 18 0 0 0 0.34 8.28
Western England Avon 250 32 0 12 12 0 0 1 0 4.8
Gloucestershire 74 1 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 9.46
Herefordshire 622 13 0 34 25 0 0 1 0 5.47
Shropshire 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Staffordshire 107 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.93
Warwickshire 312 23 0 17 11 0 0 1 0 5.45
West Midlands 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Worcestershire 148 9 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 3.38
North East England County Durham 76 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Yorkshire 89 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lincolnshire 396 34 0 32 7 0 11 7 0 8.08
North Yorkshire 971 101 32 44 14 0 3 1 3.3 4.53
Northumberland 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nottinghamshire 273 47 0 18 4 0 10 4 0 6.59
South Yorkshire 107 10 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.93 0.93
Tyne & Wear 130 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eastern England Bedfordshire 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire 287 11 0 24 16 0 0 1 0 8.36
Essex 157 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.27
Hertfordshire 192 14 0 10 4 0 0 2 0 5.21
Norfolk 510 131 0 19 7 0 0 3 0 3.73
Suffolk 206 34 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 3.4
South West England Cornwall 397 25 1 3 2 0 1 0 0.25 0.76
Devon 415 51 2 23 16 0 2 1 0.48 5.54
Somerset 449 89 0 26 19 0 0 0 0 5.79
Central England Berkshire 133 1 0 12 8 0 0 0 0 9.02
Buckinghamshire 49 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.04 0
Dorset 51 1 0 4 1 0 3 0 0 7.84
Hampshire 377 27 0 9 4 0 0 1 0 2.39
Isle of Wight 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leicestershire 42 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northamptonshire 139 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 2.16
Oxfordshire 248 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 1.21
Wiltshire 81 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1.23
South East England East Sussex 188 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1.06
Greater London 323 13 0 16 9 0 0 0 0 4.95
Kent 509 10 0 26 15 0 0 2 0 5.11
Surrey 289 11 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 1.04
West Sussex 249 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.4
English Totals 10401 931 39 424 221 0 34 26 0.37 4.08
Region County Colonies Inspected Colonies Dead 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
Scotland Aberdeenshire 666 7 0 6 6 0 0 2 0 0.9
Angus 1332 9 3 36 36 0 0 4 0.23 2.7
Argyll and Bute 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ayrshire 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dumfriesshire 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Lothian 57 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1.75
Fife 207 4 0 8 8 0 0 1 0 3.86
Glasgow - The City of 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inverness 33 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.06
Kinross 88 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.14
Midlothian 450 0 3 14 14 0 0 1 0.67 3.11
Perthshire 2454 29 3 59 59 0 0 7 0.12 2.4
Stirling 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Lothian 161 0 0 7 7 0 0 1 0 4.35
Scottish Totals 5490 60 9 134 134 0 0 17 0.16 2.44
Region County Colonies Inspected Colonies Dead 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
Wales Clwyd 224 17 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.89
Dyfed 663 109 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 0
Gwent 51 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.96
Gwynedd 144 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mid Glamorgan 227 26 0 16 10 0 6 0 0 7.05
Powys 205 28 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.98
South Glamorgan 34 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Glamorgan 59 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Welsh Totals 1607 197 4 21 14 0 6 0 0.25 1.31

† - 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.