Last week my family and I stayed in Tagaytay City to enjoy the cool Christmas weather. And of course I'm happy to share with you some of the photos from our trip. The first one will be about our visit to Ilog Maria.
Ilog Maria is a honey bee farm located at Silang, Cavite. It's a quaint place. Nothing fancy, just a simple bee farm. When you walk around the area, you will see white boxes. These boxes are bee colonies that they take good care of.
They allow curious people to open this wooden box so you can see what's inside a bee colony. A lot of bees were flying nearby, but don't worry! They are are harmless. As long as you're not wearing strong perfume, and you're not wearing anything floral, then I suppose you're safe.
If you open the box, this is what you will see. Bees, bees, and more bees!
That's real honeycomb made by the bees! Amazing isn't it? They are made of beeswax, which the farm uses to make soap, lotion and even lip balm since it has moisturizing properties.
Upstairs is a shop where they sell various bee products. They have virgin honey, natural bee pollen, royal jelly, beeswax candles, beeswax and propolis soap, as well as honey cider vinegar.
Propolis is the sap that bees collect from trees. Bees use them to to build their hives. It has notable antibacterial properties which is why Ilog Maria uses it in their soap products.
Check this out: Honey-Beeswax-Propolis Milk Soap. Super moisturizing, made with fresh buffalo milk. This sounds delicious and nutritious! And they make me hungry cos they look like white chocolate.
Their products are locally made and handmade. I've tried their shampoo and the propolis spray, which is used to relieve sore throat, and I absolutely love them.
If you are on a trip to Tagaytay, you should visit Ilog Maria. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 8am-5pm. Check out the map here.