Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Bohol Bee Farm tour
The farm gave mini tours of the gardens and projects to the guests upon request so we set out to learn a little about the farm. We learned about a few indigenous herbs they grow like malunggay. I had slurped down Halang Halang soup for lunch with malunggay in it and had no idea the healing properties of what used to be "the poor man's vegetable" in the Philippines. We toured the lettuce garden and got to view three of the bee colonies. Most of the honey producing colonies for the Bohol Bee Farm are located on another farm in Bohol but we got to check out one of these colonies for demonstration. We even watched the worker and drone bees part way as the queen bee strutted her stuff around the honey comb. Bee colonies are fascinating. Bella could have cared less about the bees, probably because she was staring at the back of my neck. She preferred pulling my hair out.Next we were introduced to the ladies who were working in the livelihood project weaving all the fabric and making the bags, fans, place mats, window coverings, etc. that was sold at the Bee Farm shop.