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“A special tour off the beaten path!”
Review of Milea Bee Farm

Milea Bee Farm
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Lipa City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Milea Bee Farm is not not your typical, manicured farm. You will be visiting a small farm dedicated for the propagation and care of various species of honey producing bees. It is situated in a secluded area with no neighbours and without electricity, and it's a five minute walk from the parking area. Visitors will be having a guided tour to see the bees in their habitat. We have the Italian Bees, Philippine Native Honey Bees and different kinds of Philippine Native Stingless Bees. You can have a taste of honey, fresh from the bee hive; know and see the different honey producing bee species; know the sources of nectar and pollen as well as edible flowers; discover the relationship between bees & flowers; and how bees are closely related to the food chain. It will be an entirely new experience which gets you much closer to nature. Milea Bee Farm is only open to visitors every first Saturday of the month. Please note that this is not a resort and we do not have a restaurant though we serve food using farm produced ingredients with prior arrangement. Hope we could share to you why bees are important and how you can lend a hand in our campaign and the worldwide concern to help save the bees.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the discovery tour with "Rico the Beekeeper" around his one hectar garden and stayed there 2 hours or so. He is a very friendly guy with a good and sustainability-oriented approach at beekeeping.

You don't need to have a special interest in bees to find it worthwhile - we went there originally to close a time window on a tour between Villa Escudero (not so recommended) and Taal. Now it turned out to be a highlight.

Navigate there via google maps and then ask for the past few meters walk - this is not a commercialized touristic attraction, hence there is no special signage. The place is simple but nice.

Please fix an appointment by phone beforehand - we were lucky he was home and flexible enough to spare the time.

10  Thank Jan-Norbert S
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RicoPO, Owner at Milea Bee Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2016

Hi Jan-Norbert S! It was great to have you guys around. I also learned a lot by the experiences you’ve shared from your worldwide travels. I hope to see you if I get lucky to be able to visit your place in Germany, Switzerland or Abu Dhabi. Wishing you all the best and may you enjoy the rest of your travel in the Philippines.

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Reviewed 4 May 2016

There's so many things to learn from this experience. It is highly required to visit the Milea Bee Farm for field trips so that children could learn that bees are not pests, they are needed in this world. :) and it's not only for children but it's for everyone. :) <3

11  Thank richelouu
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

I personally, as part of the Greek Saronicos Bee Association (Μελισσοκομικός Σύλλογος Σαρωνικού «Το Κεντρί»), thank Sir Rico Omoyon, an amazing, kind-hearted and extremely educated environmentalist for creating a Paradise on Earth at the Milea Bee Farm. It’s not only his passion about bees and the natural products they produce such as honey; cosmetics and even medical preparations but his understanding of the essential role bees play to the evolution and maintenance of the environment. I remember fondly him saying the following mathematical formula: Bees don’t equal Honey (honey will be produced by them in any case since that’s what bees actually feed on) but bees equal fertilization of flowers which ultimately leads to the production of good and plentiful harvest. So bees should be seen as benefactors to farming and must not be treated pests. What also made me a wonder is Sir Rico Omoyon is a proud owner of stingless bees, a unique bee species. Unlike the Italian and other European species (συμπεριλαμβανομένης και της ελληνικής μέλισσας), stingless bees don’t have sting and produce sweet and sour honey. In all honestly the Milea Bee Farm is a location of the utmost quality and everybody in Batangas and nearby regions should pay visit to. Prospect visitors should not forget to buy natural products such as the excellent Propolis Throat Spray which I did use after being sick and helped me cured my sore throat naturally without extra preservatives or other pharmacy industry products. We at the Saronicos Bee Association will form a close relationship with Sir Rico Omoyon and the Milea Bee Farm so to exchange bee farming techniques and information. Προτείνω ανεπιφύλακτα τη Milea Bee Farm σε μελισσοκόμους και απανταχού φυσιολάτρες. Επισκεφθείτε αυτόν τον Επίγειο Παράδεισο!

12  Thank ConstantinosAkrivos
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

The most genuine hosts we have met so far!

I say this because there are times when we first encounter someone, there's always that sort of instant aura telling you if that person is just making "bola" or is trying to push a product.

It was the exact opposite with our Milea Bee Farm experience. It never felt like it was just some sales/marketing talk. you know, the whole let's just get this over and done! No, there was not a single moment where we felt like they wanted us to go home already. It never felt like they are doing it because they were "required' to do it. It was obviously purely out of love for their bees/ farm.
The good vibes were vibrating all over! From the owners to the flowers to the birds. And I think the bees loved us too. =)

Sir Rico, He is one brilliant man and we immediately respected him for his knowledge and passion. It's not everyday you still meet a Filipino like him. Not only he clearly knows what he is talking about, we loved the fact that he is not just helping the Bee community, he is helping the entire country, yep the whole Philippines! What an inspiring man, a total advocate!

We felt like we were in a "business". Actually, it was as if you walked inside your Tito/ Titas home that you haven't seen in ages and there are your cousins greeting you with excitement. That's how we felt.

Just to add: His wife is lovely and his kids are very extremely nice and polite.

May God Bless you and your farm.

We hope to see you again soon..

D and S: Your visitors last Good Friday, 2016

14  Thank GiantPoodleLove S
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

It was a great learning experience for me and my family. I used to be scared of bees. But after watching them closely as Mr. Rico Omoyon explained the bees' life cycle, roles, systems, etc. - I now appreciate them.

14  Thank Lai L
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