Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm in Silang Cavite: Of Native Bees and Natural Beeswax Products
Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm is a good stopover along Aguinaldo Highway coming from or on the way back to Manila.
Named in honor of the Virgin Mary who is said to have brought countless miracles to the place, Ilog Maria specializes in natural and handmade beeswax products that have nutritive and healing properties.
Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm’s Aromatherapy Oils (Php 95)
Many of their handmade soaps, like the Lavender & Honey soap, are perfect for a relaxing bath after a tiring day. The combination of lavender and honey properties in one soap provides a powerful relief during bath time. It helps soothe muscles after a tiring day and, with its cool and rich aroma, adds comfort to your breathing.
Lavender, Mint and Oatmeal Soaps (Php 75)
Some of their popular products also include honey and propolis shampoos, honey face scrubs, and propolis toothpaste to name a few.
From home accessories to personal being products, Ilog Maria has it all here!
Apart from the products that they offer, Ilog Maria is also open for tours where guests will learn the different types of honey bee produce, bee sting remedies, and the behavior of the foraging honeybees.
They will also be able to explore the farm and find the station where bees are kept.
Ilog Maria is also a sanctuary that is open for tours that let you tune into nature and tap into your spiritual side. The place can be accessed through Aguinaldo Highway in Silang, Cavite, and is quite a long way from the highway, so it’s advisable to go here in a private car.
How to get there:
- By car: From Makati take the SLEX and turn right to Carmona Exit. From Carmona Exit, continue on Governor’s Dr. to Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy. Turn left at Lalaan 1 and take the St. Violaine street going to Ilog Maria.
- By public transport: From the Ayala triangle, take the Erjohn and Almark bus bound to Tagaytay and then get off at Lalaan 1 then ride a tricycle going inside St. Violaine.
Address: KM. 47, Lalaan 1, Aguinaldo Highway, Silang, Cavite
Operating hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact number: 0917-503-9156
Facebook page: Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm
Written by Rizelle “Rei” Leaño
This first appeared in Philippine Primer’s Japanese and English Magazine November issue.
Updated as of November 6, 2019