Seibu Landscape Co., Ltd. gives people an opportunity to involve deeply with their local greenery through beekeeping under the slogan “Environmental Creation Service Company for People and Greenery.” The beekeeping project “Hachi-Iku®” began at America Yama Park in Yokohama in 2013. As of January 2022, the project is active in seven parks, mainly in Kanagawa Prefecture.
In the Hachi-iku® project, they do not use antibiotics or forcibly collect honey and raise the bees in the natural environment. Hachi-iku®’s honey is raw and multi-floral honey, blossom honey made from floral nectar gathered by bees. Colors and flavors vary from origin, making their honey a unique local product.
At America Yama Park, they do not use pesticides, such as fungicides, insecticides, or herbicides. Additionally, there is little concern about pesticide drift in the area since few farmlands are near the park. Thus, Hachi-iku®’s honey is healthy both for the bees and people.
Approximately 350 kilograms of honey are collected annually from the America Yama Park. In addition to wholesaling to restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops at hotels in Yokohama, They set up in-person sales days several times a month at the America Yama Park office. Furthermore, taking advantage of its location in Yamate, which has both a residential and tourist area, they produce limited products with the local shopping district and contribute to environmental education at local nursery schools and schools.