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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 2021
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 100 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cumbria 200 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Derbyshire 618 17 0 20 17 0 0 2 0.00 3.24
Greater Manchester 44 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lancashire 159 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Merseyside 142 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
West Yorkshire 606 15 0 23 10 0 1 0 0.00 3.80
Western-England Avon 495 18 0 68 44 0 6 0 0.00 13.74
Gloucestershire 789 22 0 5 3 0 0 0 0.00 0.63
Herefordshire 1062 31 2 24 22 0 2 1 0.19 2.26
Shropshire 132 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.76
Staffordshire 329 5 0 7 2 0 2 0 0.00 2.13
Warwickshire 662 31 0 73 39 0 5 0 0.00 11.03
West Midlands 86 6 0 4 3 0 0 0 0.00 4.65
Worcestershire 733 33 0 33 15 0 0 0 0.00 4.50
North-East-England County Durham 398 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
East Yorkshire 456 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lincolnshire 1118 70 0 5 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.45
North Yorkshire 1817 106 3 28 15 0 1 0 0.17 1.54
Northumberland 338 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Nottinghamshire 382 38 0 14 5 0 0 0 0.00 3.66
South Yorkshire 589 64 1 10 4 0 0 0 0.17 1.70
Tyne & Wear 305 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Eastern-England Bedfordshire 114 8 0 4 0 0 1 0 0.00 3.51
Cambridgeshire 1197 51 0 31 21 0 0 0 0.00 2.59
Essex 1418 194 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.14
Hertfordshire 505 10 0 3 1 0 1 0 0.00 0.59
Norfolk 843 116 4 20 9 0 0 1 0.47 2.37
Suffolk 690 126 0 16 1 0 0 0 0.00 2.32
South-West-England Cornwall 858 41 4 14 7 0 6 0 0.47 1.63
Devon 1103 33 21 27 20 0 7 1 1.90 2.45
Somerset 983 32 0 49 36 0 4 0 0.00 4.98
Central-England Berkshire 637 28 1 23 20 0 0 0 0.16 3.61
Buckinghamshire 249 3 0 17 14 0 0 0 0.00 6.83
Dorset 960 33 1 8 5 0 3 0 0.10 0.83
Hampshire 1326 232 0 31 22 0 0 1 0.00 2.34
Isle of Wight 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Leicestershire 270 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Northamptonshire 789 5 2 64 43 0 0 1 0.25 8.11
Oxfordshire 972 26 0 17 15 0 0 0 0.00 1.75
Rutland 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Wiltshire 291 5 0 6 6 0 0 0 0.00 2.06
South-East-England East Sussex 333 10 0 10 8 0 2 0 0.00 3.00
Greater London 2063 93 0 69 61 0 2 1 0.00 3.34
Kent 519 19 0 27 25 0 0 0 0.00 5.20
Surrey 1127 53 0 31 19 0 4 1 0.00 2.75
West Sussex 495 17 0 18 9 0 7 0 0.00 3.64
English Totals 29362 1702 39 802 525 0 55 9 0.13 2.73
 
Scotland Aberdeenshire 1285 5 3 12 11 0 1 27 0.23 0.93
Angus 1929 1 0 28 26 0 2 15 0.00 1.45
Ayrshire 25 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.00 0.00
Dumfriesshire 139 1 0 9 5 0 4 4 0.00 6.47
Fife 461 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0.43 0.22
Glasgow - The City of 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Inverness 116 0 0 3 3 0 0 7 0.00 2.59
Kincardineshire 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Kirkcudbrightshire 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lanarkshire 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Midlothian 1121 0 1 4 4 0 0 2 0.09 0.36
Moray 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Nairn 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Perthshire 5498 12 2 65 49 0 16 48 0.04 1.18
Renfrewshire 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Stirling 35 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 2.86
West Lothian 737 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0.14 0.27
Scottish Totals 11434 21 10 125 101 0 24 106 0.09 1.09
 
Wales Clwyd 342 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Dyfed 1997 286 12 2 0 0 1 0 0.60 0.10
Gwent 704 66 3 10 3 0 0 0 0.43 1.42
Gwynedd 477 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Mid Glamorgan 610 99 0 6 6 0 0 0 0.00 0.98
Powys 500 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South Glamorgan 321 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.62
West Glamorgan 286 31 0 9 3 0 0 0 0.00 3.15
Welsh Totals 5237 595 15 29 12 0 1 0 0.29 0.55

† - 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.