|Photo credit: Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm website|
Getting Back to the Basics
Located at Silang, Cavite, Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm is the home and refuge of Mr. Joel Magsaysay (and his family), who did what all us corporate slaves wish to have the guts to do -- get out of the rat race and live a life of peace and harmony.
From Aguinaldo highway, travel on a beaten and worn out path (once used to be one made specially for horses to trudge on) in order to reach the farm. Be prepared for a few bumps and accompanying aches as you find yourself hitting car ceiling at each hole and stop.
But at the end is a wonderland filled with various plants and crops, and of course, man-made bee hives.
Get Gorgeous and Healthy
The central adobe structure is sparse and an unassuming little thing that houses the farm’s shop, selling tons of honey and beeswax-filled/based products. A workshop is situated below, where you can watch the workers make the exact same items they sell.
|The shop and work area|
The choices are so vast and plenty. Choosing and keeping to a budget took all our energies and self-control.
|Mom on hunting mode. So many choices, so little time.|
These are what I personally recommend.
|Natural handcrafted bath soaps with various health and beauty benefits. (Php35 to 110)|
|Lip balm made from beeswax (Php65)|
|Honey face scrub (Php140.) The best, thus far, I've tried. Left my face feeling really fresh and clean; although a little messy and time consuming to use (requires abour 30 minutes of continuous rubbing on your face to get the full benefits).|
|Beeswax candles. Smokeless and with a slight scent of honey.|
Learning a Lesson or Two
Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm aims to bring awareness of the benefits of honey and its byproducts to the masses. As such, they constructed a small concrete structure, a museum of sorts, which they use to spread their message of health and well-being.
|Did you know that...|
And a Few Small Surprises...
A trip to the Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm is not without it's small, simple pleasures. Follow a gaggle of geese are they go about their merry way...
Or catch a lazy cat lounging on top of warm pathway stones.
|Do not disturb.|
A trip to their comfort room is wonderful as well...
... where you'll find this inside.
|A really comfortable room|
Nature just seems to inspire every nook and cranny of the Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm. Such bliss to be able to call this home.
Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm
Silang, Cavite, Philippines
M +63 917 5027538