Accept cookies?

Our websites use cookies to deliver services to you on the internet. We do not use these to store personal information about you. Selecting Yes or No will set a cookie to remember your choice for this website.

YES     NO

Close this window   |  More information about our use of cookies.

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
Northern-England Cheshire 35 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
County Durham 182 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cumbria 133 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Greater Manchester 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lancashire 49 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Merseyside 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Northumberland 167 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Tyne & Wear 143 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Western-England Avon 328 9 0 47 27 0 6 0 0.00 14.33
Gloucestershire 341 9 0 5 3 0 0 0 0.00 1.47
Herefordshire 543 26 0 10 9 0 1 0 0.00 1.84
Shropshire 41 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 2.44
Staffordshire 117 0 0 7 2 0 2 0 0.00 5.98
Warwickshire 171 12 0 21 9 0 2 0 0.00 12.28
West Midlands 31 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 0.00 9.68
Worcestershire 145 9 0 16 6 0 0 0 0.00 11.03
North-East-England Derbyshire 352 11 0 16 15 0 0 2 0.00 4.55
East Yorkshire 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Lincolnshire 408 29 0 4 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.98
North Yorkshire 1048 60 0 17 6 0 1 0 0.00 1.62
Nottinghamshire 128 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 0.00 3.13
South Yorkshire 180 40 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.11
West Yorkshire 252 12 0 15 7 0 1 0 0.00 5.95
Eastern-England Bedfordshire 64 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Cambridgeshire 674 19 0 17 14 0 0 0 0.00 2.52
Essex 635 179 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.16
Hertfordshire 124 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 0.00 1.61
Leicestershire 141 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Norfolk 516 94 3 17 7 0 0 1 0.58 3.29
Rutland 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Suffolk 193 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South-West-England Cornwall 414 29 1 7 4 0 2 0 0.24 1.69
Devon 500 14 0 19 12 0 7 1 0.00 3.80
Somerset 484 20 0 29 17 0 3 0 0.00 5.99
Southern-England Berkshire 333 24 1 6 4 0 0 0 0.30 1.80
Buckinghamshire 116 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.00 3.45
Dorset 608 27 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.16
Hampshire 597 186 0 17 10 0 0 1 0.00 2.85
Northamptonshire 329 0 0 41 21 0 0 1 0.00 12.46
Oxfordshire 554 8 0 6 5 0 0 0 0.00 1.08
Wiltshire 137 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0.00 2.19
South-East-England East Sussex 95 7 0 4 3 0 1 0 0.00 4.21
Greater London 940 58 0 23 20 0 1 0 0.00 2.45
Kent 253 12 0 16 15 0 0 0 0.00 6.32
Surrey 383 20 0 10 5 0 2 0 0.00 2.61
West Sussex 175 9 0 11 3 0 6 0 0.00 6.29
English Totals 13270 1032 5 402 236 0 38 6 0.04 3.03
 
Scotland Aberdeenshire 370 0 3 7 6 0 1 16 0.81 1.89
Angus 145 1 0 4 4 0 0 3 0.00 2.76
Ayrshire 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Dumfriesshire 25 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 0.00 12.00
Fife 30 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 3.33
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
Midlothian 135 0 0 4 4 0 0 2 0.00 2.96
Perthshire 855 7 1 23 12 0 11 20 0.12 2.69
West Lothian 107 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0.00 1.87
Scottish Totals 1686 8 4 44 28 0 16 43 0.24 2.61
 
Wales Clwyd 154 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Dyfed 965 184 10 2 0 0 1 0 1.04 0.21
Gwent 303 32 2 7 3 0 0 0 0.66 2.31
Gwynedd 133 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Mid Glamorgan 375 85 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.27
Powys 319 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
South Glamorgan 100 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
West Glamorgan 116 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Welsh Totals 2465 389 12 12 4 0 1 0 0.49 0.49

† - 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.