Save local bees

A Key to Sustainability

Honey bees are disappearing not only in Hong Kong, but also around the globe, at an alarming rate, due to overuse of pesticides, other parasites, diseases and habitat losses. Eventually, we may lose all local bee species if we do not take actions now 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 made sustainable.

Bees in Hong Kong

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

Asiatic honey bees (Apis cerana)

Asiatic honey bees (Apis cerana)

Italian bees (Apis mellifera ligustica)

Italian bees (Apis mellifera ligustica)

Found a beehive? Contact Johnson Group to relocate the bees to a new home

Found a Beehive?
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Bee pollination

Importance of Bees

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

  • Bees play a vital role in balancing and maintaining 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!

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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 the beehives were located nearby residential or commercial buildings, would be “killing and eliminating”. Meaning, whenever a pest control company receives reports of beehive, they will simply kill the bees with pesticides and remove it.

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

But we think we can do more, by conserving some of the species, honey bees in particular. 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”.

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A Conservation Program

“Save Local Bees” was created on April 2018 by Johnson Group.

Johnson Group does not kill bees with pesticide, instead, we relocate them to bee farms for a new life. This program aims at saving bees and helping local beekeepers at the same time.

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

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

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

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

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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

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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.

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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 humans 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

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.


  • Save the bees

  • Save the Earth

  • Reduce carbon emission

  • Receive a Certificate of Conservation

  • Uplift image and implement corporate social responsibility

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Individual Sponsorship

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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