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Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm, Silang Cavite

Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm, Silang Cavite

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you’ll find honeycomb designs sprinkled all over the bee farm

There are weeks when I crave liberation from the urban jungle and then there are weekends when all I want to do is nest up in our home and have some quiet downtime. Two weeks ago, we all needed a little adventure. Lucky for us Manila dwellers we can be to many magical places within a few hours. Last week we visited charming Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm. Our visit to Ilog Maria was short and sweet but filled with a story book backdrop and adventure. 

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a bamboo bathroom in the shape of a hive

First up, enjoy the open space! When we get out of Manila we generally try to visit places that have open nature spaces for the kids to enjoy. Ilog Maria has a number of large open spaces for kids to run and explore. Many parts of the property are labeled with fun facts and plant names. We even picked mulberries during our visit while being delighted by a mother and baby goat. 

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open atrium


a honey box full of fun facts

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breath in, breath out, clean those lungs

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what a surprise to find mulberries during our visit


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“Momma, let’s go back to the honey bee farm. I liked picking mulberries.” - Wells


I have thoroughly enjoyed our fruit picking experiences in the Philippines. You can read about a mango farm, sapinit picking, a grape farm and strawberry farming.

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i’m the best mom i can be when we are out exploring together

Next up, you absolutely must visit the store. Please, don’t go to Ilog Maria to only visit the store and not enjoy the nature, both are imperative. I was fortunate to find Ilog Maria products at AllDay Grocer near our house but it was such a treat to visit the store filled with so many options. I picked up more Bee Propolis, a dozen soaps, the crowd favorite throat spray and the bee propolis toothpaste. The toothpaste is really for the au natural individuals, it has taken some getting used to but I think I am a fan. You can even purchase many of their products online.

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charming pails and native shopping totes

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a sweet visitor

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my best purchase was this refreshing honey water

You will find a plethora of wonderful beeswax and honey products but unfortunately, you will not find any honey. Not sure what that’s about but I would love to know why there isn’t actual honey for sale.

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sheets of beeswax we later turned into candles

After our visit to Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm we drove down the road to visit another treasure in Silang, Cornerstone Pottery.

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I imagined our day illustrated in the pages of Little Golden Books as we ran through a grove of trees and watched bees gather on a hive. Our visit to Ilog Maria was a warm welcome it the slow life in Silang Cavite.

Happy Exploring,


Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm

0917 503 9156

#7 KM 47 Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm Lalaan 1 Aguinaldo Hway Silang Cavite 4118, Cavite, 4118 Cavite

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Open Monday - Sunday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Other places to visit in the area, Cornerstone Pottery, Nurture Wellness Village and Gourmet Farms.

Cornerstone Pottery, Silang Cavite

Cornerstone Pottery, Silang Cavite

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