Fried bees anyone? – Kidding. Fried bees or not, Bohol Bee Farm is still one of the most interesting places you can see in Panglao. Once in a while, I get to visit the place to eat but this time, I will be telling you about my tour experience at their place!
Bohol Bee Farm located in Dauis, Panglao Island, Bohol is famous for their organic food and products. In fact, many are fans of their ice cream which are rich in local flavours and are available in their different Buzz Cafe branches around the Philippines. My favourites are mango and chocolate ice cream! Yumm.
And nope – NO fried bees or any bees on their food. Just some honey here and there.
If you are going to Panglao or planning on visiting the farm, availing their tour is a must!
1. Learn about Herbs
First stop of the tour is through their herbarium where we got to know of different herbs and their possible uses (also available for sale).
I was amazed – imagine there is one herb you can use to ward off cockroaches?
2. Food Processing Area
Throughout the years the farm has grown and are now offering varying food products. In this tour, we got a glimpse of their working area and got to know more about the growth of the farm as a business.
3. Loom Weaving
Part of the tour was seeing an actual traditional loom weaving demonstration. The guide told us about the raw materials used, how it was processed and finally weaved. We got to try weaving too!
Note that around Bohol, several towns still use this traditional way of weaving and it is cool that the farm bought it closer. They also use the material in lots of their interior decorations.
4. Meeting with the BEES
The tour also included meeting with a colony of bees. It was an interesting and safe experience (yesss. safe). We got to know of the process of making the honey and other information about the bees.
We even take a selfie with them. They didn’t mind but we didn’t disturb them too much because they are busy. You don’t want them irritated mind.
5. Souvenir Shop
Then finally, we were led to their souvenir shop that displayed all their souvenir items and food products. There are lots of interesting finds and I made sure to buy their assorted tea bags – because I love tea (the tea are guava, lemongrass, herbs etc.).
One thing I also loved about this tour is getting to know more of the farm’s advocacy to farm and how they were able to help a lot of people around their community and other farmers who helped them supply their raw ingredients. The tour guide has done a good job too!
That’s more or less what you will get on availing their 30 peso tour which is scheduled every 30 minutes from 8 am until 4 pm.
You can also book in advance through this number: +63 917 309 1463
How to get there?
Bohol Bee Farm is less than 30 minutes away from Tagbilaran City and is very accessible via private or public vehicle. If on a commute, buses or jeepneys are available at Dao Bus Terminal but the easiest way would be via tricycle or motorcycle.
BOHOL BEE FARM TOUR
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