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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 2022
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
North-West-England Cheshire 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cumbria 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Derbyshire 112 8 0 5 3 0 2 0 0.00 4.46
Greater Manchester 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lancashire 59 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Merseyside 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
West Yorkshire 120 1 0 4 3 0 1 1 0.00 3.33
Western-England Avon 161 17 0 9 3 0 1 0 0.00 5.59
Gloucestershire 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Herefordshire 134 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 1.49
Shropshire 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Staffordshire 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Warwickshire 118 7 0 16 0 0 0 1 0.00 13.56
West Midlands 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Worcestershire 64 5 0 6 6 0 0 0 0.00 9.38
North-East-England County Durham 35 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
East Yorkshire 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lincolnshire 154 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
North Yorkshire 585 45 0 3 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.51
Northumberland 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Nottinghamshire 148 19 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.68
South Yorkshire 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Tyne & Wear 51 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Eastern-England Bedfordshire 43 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cambridgeshire 256 6 0 27 12 0 12 1 0.00 10.55
Essex 247 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.40
Hertfordshire 70 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Norfolk 198 6 0 5 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.53
Suffolk 174 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.57
South-West-England Cornwall 229 11 1 3 2 0 1 0 0.44 1.31
Devon 305 12 0 17 10 0 7 0 0.00 5.57
Somerset 163 1 0 6 3 0 2 0 0.00 3.68
Central-England Berkshire 115 0 0 17 2 0 11 0 0.00 14.78
Buckinghamshire 93 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 1.08
Dorset 178 7 0 2 1 0 1 0 0.00 1.12
Hampshire 67 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Leicestershire 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Northamptonshire 269 1 0 14 12 0 2 0 0.00 5.20
Oxfordshire 185 11 0 3 3 0 0 0 0.00 1.62
Wiltshire 21 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 4.76
South-East-England East Sussex 31 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 3.23
Greater London 317 19 0 10 8 0 2 0 0.00 3.15
Kent 239 10 0 11 7 0 0 0 0.00 4.60
Surrey 256 51 0 11 8 0 0 0 0.00 4.30
West Sussex 38 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0.00 7.89
English Totals 5625 323 1 180 93 0 45 3 0.02 3.20
 
Scotland Aberdeenshire 21 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0.00 9.52
Angus 18 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0.00 22.22
Berwick 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Perthshire 214 7 1 5 5 0 0 0 0.47 2.34
Scottish Totals 257 7 1 11 11 0 0 1 0.39 4.28
 
Wales Clwyd 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Dyfed 444 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Gwent 83 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.20 0.00
Gwynedd 84 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Mid Glamorgan 115 21 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.87
Powys 90 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South Glamorgan 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
West Glamorgan 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Welsh Totals 899 89 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.11 0.11

† - 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.