Who we are:
We are Phu Quoc Bee Farm, a purpose-driven company that is actively committed to reshaping the landscape of bee conservation awareness in Vietnam, where most people don’t know why bees matter.
Our mission is to raise awareness to protect bees and other pollinators while promoting a healthy, bee-friendly and sustainable lifestyle.
The farm is located in hamlet 2, Cua Can commune, which is the buffer zone of Phu Quoc National Park, where the primary forest ecosystem is preserved most intact in Vietnam. The farm is only about 3.5 km from the national park.
Phu Quoc National Park covers an area of 33,000 ha and was recognized by
UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve in 2006.
Phu Quoc Bee Farm sits next to the national park, is the first bee farm on the island, taking advantage of the diverse, abundant source of flowers all year round to keep bees for honey.
The farm is located in the area near the center of the North of the island,
surrounded by primeval forests, natural freshwater rivers, melaleuca forests and miles and miles of wild local flowers.
Last but not least, the bees are placed between durian and rambutan fruits farm (about 4ha wide). This eco-orchard provides abundant honey for bees to make honey annually in February, March.
What ‘beekeeping’ means?
Phu Quoc Bee Farm is a beekeeping, not bee-raising farm.
‘Keeping bees’ means creating a clean, natural environment for bees to live and stay with us.
‘Keeping’ is different from ‘raising’. ‘Raising’ requires us to confine and feed bees like feeding other animals. In a beekeeping farm, you do not confine, nor need to feed the bees. Unless the area has a cold winter or not enough nectar.
As such, the job of beekeepers is more holistic and sustainable. Besides taking care of bees, you need to maintain a green, clean, balanced ecosystem with a variety of flowers.
Our core values
“Bees and people before profit.”
There are 3 questions that guide our every business decision:
- Is it good for bees or for amplifying our bee conservation message?
- Is it good for the people we work with (our team members and local beekeepers)?
- Is it good for the people we are serving (our customers)?
If we get 3 big YES, we’ll go for it.
In other words, we proudly work with bees to question modern farming and beekeeping practices that place excessive emphasis on profit at the expense of bees, people and the environment.
…more than a business
For us, Phu Quoc Bee Farm means more than a working place and more than a business. It’s an eco-haven for the bees and a platform for us to express our bee conservation efforts to the broader world.