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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.

23/11/2023 - an issue with the number of colonies treated with shook swarm is being investigated. 

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 107 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cumbria 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Derbyshire 129 46 0 10 3 0 4 0 0 7.75
Greater Manchester 38 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lancashire 58 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Merseyside 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Yorkshire 142 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Western England Avon 56 2 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 10.71
Gloucestershire 35 1 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 20
Herefordshire 138 6 0 22 22 0 0 0 0 15.94
Shropshire 21 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Staffordshire 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Warwickshire 40 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 12.5
West Midlands 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Worcestershire 43 1 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 9.3
North East England County Durham 55 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Yorkshire 75 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lincolnshire 220 27 0 26 1 0 6 4 0 11.82
North Yorkshire 285 31 0 13 4 0 3 0 0 4.56
Northumberland 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nottinghamshire 135 35 0 7 3 0 4 0 0 5.19
South Yorkshire 66 9 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.52 1.52
Tyne & Wear 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eastern England Bedfordshire 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire 225 6 0 19 14 0 0 1 0 8.44
Essex 44 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hertfordshire 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norfolk 181 36 0 16 5 0 0 2 0 8.84
Suffolk 86 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South West England Cornwall 260 21 1 3 2 0 0 0 0.38 1.15
Devon 41 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Somerset 188 61 0 13 8 0 0 0 0 6.91
Central England Berkshire 94 1 0 9 3 0 0 0 0 9.57
Buckinghamshire 26 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.85 0
Dorset 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 100
Hampshire 106 14 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.94
Isle of Wight 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leicestershire 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northamptonshire 66 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3.03
Oxfordshire 48 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 6.25
Wiltshire 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South East England East Sussex 76 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.32
Greater London 86 10 0 15 9 0 0 0 0 17.44
Kent 156 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 2.56
Surrey 81 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Sussex 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
English Totals 3601 398 3 188 100 0 17 7 0.08 5.22
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 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Angus 208 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.48
East Lothian 42 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2.38
Inverness 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kinross 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Midlothian 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.25
Perthshire 156 5 3 5 5 0 0 3 1.92 3.21
Scottish Totals 487 19 3 8 8 0 0 4 0.62 1.64
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 114 17 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1.75
Dyfed 288 59 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.69 0
Gwent 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.25
Gwynedd 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mid Glamorgan 60 4 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 13.33
Powys 66 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Glamorgan 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Glamorgan 34 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Welsh Totals 628 98 2 11 4 0 0 0 0.32 1.75

† - 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.