A Key to Sustainability

Honey bees are disappearing in Hong Kong at an alarming rate due to pesticides, parasites, disease and habitat loss. Eventually, we may lose all local bee species if we do not act to save them. We agree that beekeeping industry need to have continued access to some public lands (such as country parks) if beekeeping is to be sustainable.

Bees in Hong Kong

There are two common species of honey bees found in Hong Kong.

Asiatic honey bees (Apis cerana)

Italian bees (Apis mellifera ligustica)

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Importance of Bees

Without bees, our world would be a very different place because…

  • Bees play a vital role in our ecosystem

  • Bees and other insects (pollinators) are responsible for pollinating almost three-quarters of all crops

  • Bees also have played their part pollinating the food for the animals that we then consume

It is in the community interest to provide protection to bees and beekeeping industry if crop pollination (or food production) is to be sustainable

Bees Are Not The Same As Wasps. Bees Pose No Harm to Us Unless We Disturb Them!

A conservation program which benefits all

Relocate the Bees to Nature

Over the past decades, a very common approach to deal with the beehives no matter were located nearby residential or commercial buildings would be “killing”. Meaning, whenever a pest control company receives a report of beehive, they’ll just kill with pesticides.

As a go green company, we’ve adopted many green practices including the use of physical devices, natural repellents and non-toxic materials to deal with pest problems.

But we think that we can do more by conserving some of the species in particular, the bees. It is because we believe “Insects are living in nature, they’re just doing their jobs. But when they move into our homes and yards, then we call them pests”.

A Conservation Program

“Save Local Bees” was created on April 2018 by Johnson Group. Our program not only aims at saving the bees and their population, but also the fast-shrinking beekeeping industry in Hong Kong.

It is in the community interest to provide bees with that protection, as a balanced ecosystem will benefit all living organisms, in particular, humans.

To achieve the goals that both bees and beekeeping can be sustainable, we…

  • Educate public especially kids about the importance of bees in the ecosystem

  • Ban the use of outdoor neuro-active pesticides (neonicotinoids) that harm bees

  • Relocate beehives to bee farms instead of killing them

  • Promote local honey to reduce carbon emissions (reduce carbon footprint)

A story to tell

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Littles Bees in the Forbidden Place

Recently a client reported to us that a group of small bees were found at an ancestors’ resting place, started building their hive. Unfortunately, the location where the bees live is very near to a big drainage channel, they could be in danger when the rain flushes in during spring and summer.

We were there together with a local beekeeper to save the bees and the entire process was a success. Yet the beekeeper said that these little bees are actually quite week and small, so even after they were brought home, he still has to feed them with honey and pollen for about a year before the bees can go out and collect nectar on their own.

Nov 2018

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Happy Ending

A honeybee swarm was found on the rooftop early October in Yuen Long. At first, the homeowner approached the authority for help but then he was upset by their answers, “We can kill the bees only, no other option” the authority said.

As the homeowner wanted to save the bees, he finally made a call to us for help. When we got there, we looked for the queen first. After putting it into the bag, other bees flew into the “bee bag” too.

We are very glad to keep the bees away from wasps and birds. In just a month, we are told by the beekeeper that a new beehive is built and the colony is getting stronger.

Oct 2018

A Great Migration

A beehive was reported on the rooftop of an industrial building.

We knew clearly that other pest control companies would just spray toxic pesticides and kill all the bees.

Finally, we spent three hours under a bright and hot sunlight just to lead 40,000 of them into a bee bag.

They are now living in a new home and well care by a local beekeeper.

Late May 2018

Save the Orphans

A beehive underneath a drain was reported.

When we got there, we found the queen has already been taken probably by a bee hobbyist.

Instead of leaving those “orphans” behind, we still brought them back to the bee farm and assigned a new queen for them. We knew if we left them unattended, they would eventually die in one month.

Late April 2018

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How Does the Program Work?

The program starts with Johnson Group getting an order from clients to remove a beehive. Instead of killing all the bees with pesticides, we and beekeepers will collect and send the bees to the bee farms. When the beekeepers get more bees, they can then produce more honey and sell it to Johnson Group and other customers to generate more income.

Bees Charter

Supporters will…

  1. Will report any beehives found within their properties/premises directly to Johnson Group.
  2. Will not disturb bees and beehives.
  3. Will not kill bees unless they pose a serious threat to you or human life.
  4. Will not use any neuro-active pesticides (neonicotinoids) that harm bees.
  5. Will promote the importance of bees, theirs habitats, their role in the ecosystem to others.

Corporate Partners

Johnson Group Save Local Bee Conservation Program

Protecting our local bees and beekeepers. Help nature!

For more than a decade, Johnson Group has been working very hard to ensure that insects or wildlife and their habitats are conserved while preparing any pest management or cleaning programs. At Johnson Group, we’re very pleased to work with any organizations that want to take responsibility to care and protect nature, in particular, bees. If you would like to contribute to this conservation program, please get in touch with us anytime.

Benefits

  • Save the bees

  • Save the Earth

  • Reduce carbon emission

  • Receive a Certificate of Conservation

  • Uplift image and implement corporate social responsibility

Signing & Joining “Save Local Bees” Conservation Program


 

Individual Sponsorship

Johnson Group Save Local Bees Honey

Your Support Will Make a Difference for Local Bees!

With your sponsorship, you will be helping us to relocate one beehive for free. With your support, we rid bees from killing by other pest control companies or poisoning by toxic pesticides – all with an aim to give bees a new home. Part of the proceeds of the sales will be donated to support Save Local Bees conservation program.

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