Its a travesty not to visit Bohol Bee Farm when you’re in the island, so we headed to Bohol Bee Farm right after Hinagdanan Cave. When we stepped out of the van, our driver immediately ushered us to the entrance where he organized everything for us. He even lined up for our tickets and arrange the tour for us.
We were assigned to a perky guide who kicked off the tour with a quick lesson on organic plants. He even quizzed us on the various uses of different herbs, handing the group different leaves to feel and smell. LOL. 😀
Bohol Bee Farm isn’t just a place swarming with bees (well, it’s not, really) but it’s also a showcase of the local culture. During the guided tour, you will pass by women creating raffia handicrafts. There’s also a sprawling garden where they grow their own veggies for use in their own restaurant.
The end of the tour is where all the action happens. You’ll be ushered to a hut while the tour guide will open this box filled with bees. I was expecting they’d make us wear a head gear to protect us from the bees but they didn’t. While I was also anticipating bees to immediately fly over our heads, the bees were seriously calm, busy serving the queen bee. 😀
We capped off the tour with their yummy ice cream! The flavors were surprisingly different — tomato, guyabano, etc. I tried the guyabano and I loved it! Do try that flavor when you drop by. 🙂
Next time you’re in Bohol, don’t forget to drop by Bohol Bee Farm! The ice cream is something to look forward to. 😀