What Would Happen to Our World, If There Was No Bees…?

Biologists and ecologists warned us before, that if honey bees went extinct, human would not survive for longer than 4 years.

Honey bees is the guardian of the eco system by maintaining the balance and playing the vital role of pollinators. It enable plants to reproduce, and ensure human have their food sources and agriculture functioning. However, the development of human society has been forcing the habitats of bees to shrink. With the excessive use of chemical pesticide, the number of bees in this world is now drastically decreasing, which is very worrying.

Johnson Group started its business in Hong Kong back in 1947, known for using physical approaches and low-toxicity pesticide for our pest control services. From the experience, we could see that the living space for honey bees in Hong Kong has been severely threatened. The decline in beekeeping businesses, and general misconception on honey bees from the public are discouraging. Therefore, Johnson Group launched the Save Local Bees conservation program from 2018, trying to lead by example, saving the bees instead of exterminating.

Not only Johnson Group, The Bees Kingdom has noticed the drastic decrease of bees population. And they are also determined to save the honey bees, as well as our nature!

FunBee was the ambassador they sent to us. Follow Funbee’s page for more fun news and fun facts about the world of bees!

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Why Honey Bees are Vital to Us?

  • 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

Bees Are Not Wasps!

Bees Pose No Harm to Us Unless We Disturb Them!

Bring the Bees Back to Where They Belong – The Nature

From the past decades, the most common way of dealing with bees, no matter for households or commercial settings, is to exterminate the whole colony of bees. In order words, pest control companies often use chemical pesticide against bees found in the urban area.

As a Green Enterprise, we encourage the use of green and sustainable measures, including the use of physical devices and methods, natural/low-toxicity pesticide to solve pest problems. When we receive reports of beehives, beekeepers will work with our pest specialist together to relocate the colony of bees back to the bee farm. It was to bring bees back to the environment close to nature, and produce natural honey. The honey produced will be bought back and retail at GreenSTORE, so as to keep the beekeeping business sustainable. At the same time Johnson Group is always looking for partnership in this program, apart from selling honey, we offer public education events such as talks and guided tours too.

Beekeepers and their teams are always out to rescue bees from dangerous places and it is not an easy task to save, maintain and raise bees as bees are facing constant threats naturally due to global warming and predators such as wasps. According to statistics, about 1 out of every 3 honeybee colonies die from these causes.

From research, 1/3 of our daily food is directly linked to honey bees’ pollen. For example, herbal jasmine teas, and different kinds of fruits like strawberries, almonds, and even pumpkins. Every little drop of honey is the result of the diligent work and efforts of the beekeepers and bees. By rescuing more and more honey bees that have mistakenly flown into residential areas, we could give back to nature and continue to provide long-term sustainability to this endangered biological cycle.

A way to support this sustainable program is to pass on the majority of the service charge to our beekeeping partner which could help fund our beekeeper to provide a safe and new home for these lost bees. We hope your decision can save these endangered species by supporting the “Save Local Bees Conservation Program”.

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

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Conservation Program

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

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

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

  • Relocate beehives to bee farms instead of exterminating them

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

Become Save Local Bees Partners!
The Sweetest Way to Save the Bees: Join Our Save Local Bees Conservation Program

Support Our Save Local Bees Conservation Program

Now, all you need to do is contribute $520 to support our Save Local Bees Conservation Program!

Your contribution will be used to:

  • Support every beehive relocation case
  • Subsidize beekeepers’ daily care of honey bees and honey production
  • Promote education activities such as bee farm tours and workshops

We will randomly select a bottle of Save Local Bees Local Honey and a set of Save Local Bees merch as a token of our gratitude.

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Your Support Will Make a Big Difference for Local Bees!

With your support, we will be helping us to relocate one beehive for free. With your support, we save 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 profit from the sales will be allocated to support Save Local Bees conservation program.

Purchase Honey to support Save Local Bees Conservation Program! We have different favours of Multifloral, Ivy Tree, or Lychee/Longan honey.

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How Are The Bees Doing After Relocation? Find Out Here:

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SLB Sustainability For Enterprise

ESG indicators have become a global trend in recent years, closely tied to corporate reputation. They encompass the “Environment” aspect, evaluating whether a company integrates energy efficiency, carbon reduction, and environmental sustainability into their profit-generation process. Saving the lives of nature’s tiny creatures bees is an integral part of “Biodiversity“. If you are looking to implement ESG practices for your company while making a positive impact on the planet, the Save Local Bees Conservation Program is here to help!

At Johnson Group, through the Save Local Bees Conservation Program, we strive to rescue bees rather than exterminate them, providing them with new homes where they can thrive. We are actively seeking opportunities to collaborate with large corporations and small to medium-sized enterprises to achieve our ESG goals. We welcome interested organizations to get in touch with us!

  • Certificate/Recognition Award
  • Regular honey supply
  • Seminar/Talk
  • Pop-up booth
  • Bee Farm Tour (Max 50 people in a group)
  • Title Sponsorship
  • Other
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Save Local Bees Partners

Protect Local Bees And Beekeepers, Contribute To The Nature!

For over 70 years, Johnson Group has been striving for the conservation of both insects and animals, as well as their natural habitats while carrying out our pest control and cleaning services. In recent years, we have collaborated with different organizations including hosting seminars, sharing sessions, and bringing FunBee to booths and mini markets, receiving great responses! We are more than happy to work with other organizations or enterprises that wish to protect nature (particularly the bees). If you want to be a part of the conservation program, whether through purchasing local honey, saving bees, or organizing public events, please do not hesitate to contact us! Thank you for your support!

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Stories 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

Case Study_images_22 Tai Yau Street (Rooftop)

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

Case Study_images_Mei Tin Estate

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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Bees in Hong Kong

The most common bees found in Hong Kong is the Apis Cerana, which is often referred as the Asian Bees or Eastern Bees. The second most common ones are the Apis mellifera ligustica, which is often referred as Italian Bees.

Asian Bees are native to Hong Kong, they are so used to the climate, so that they could work and pick honey all year as flowers blossom in Southern China regions for 4 seasons. They will only stop going out when the temperature reached around 8°C, whereas, Italian Bees will take the rest during winter.

Italian Bees were brought to Asia by beekeepers because they are much easier to manage with a longer history of being domesticated. However, apart from the ‘vacations’ they take, Asian Bees are very different in ‘taste’ as well to the Italian Bees. While Italian Bees like to pick honey from one specific flower, such as acacia honey or rapeseed floral honey, Asian Bees like to mix in all the flavours. Therefore, they are known for producing Multifloral, Ivy Tree, or Lychee/Longan honey etc. Because of the rarity and unique tastes, honey from Asian Bees are often of better value.

Asiatic honey bees (Apis cerana)

Asian Bees (Apis cerana)

Italian bees (Apis mellifera ligustica)

Italian Bees (Apis mellifera ligustica)

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