Highlands Apiary Farm over in Ringlet is out of the way for most first-time visitors in Cameron Highlands.
Still, is it worth the visit? For starters, entry is free. But what else can you gain from a visit here?
Read on to find out more about this remote bee farm in Cameron Highlands.
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About Highlands Apiary Farm
The unique thing about Highlands Apiary Farm is that they don’t just have bees. But they grow strawberries too.
Highlands Apiary Farm is in Habu, Ringlet. Which means it is a convenient stop if you plan to visit Fairlie Tea Plantation or The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands.
The farm consists of the strawberry farm, a shop, and the apiary which is on a hill at the back of the property.
Entrance Fees At Highlands Apiary Farm
There are no entrance fees for visiting Highlands Apiary Farm. Or for parking on their property.
If the gate is open, you can walk right in.
Parking At Highlands Apiary Farm
Either drive up and park at the shop. Or park at the bottom of the farm, near the main entrance.
What To Do At Highlands Apiary Farm
1. Observe Fish
The aesthetic centrepiece of the farm at Highlands Apiary Farm is a large heart-shaped koi pond. While you can’t feed them, these koi are a hefty size and come in many colors.
2. Walk Through Rows Of Strawberries
If you’re going all the way up to the shop, you will pass the strawberries on the way up. Note that they don’t usually let visitors pluck the strawberries.
Further up past the strawberries are tables of healthy succulents and other potted plants – these are not for sale.
There used to be rows of globe amaranth instead of these but no more.
3. Browse The Shop
At the top of the property is a small colorful building which serves as the gift shop. All of their products are laid out on tables for easy viewing.
Products they sell at Highlands Apiary Farm:
- Homemade beeswax soap
- Fresh honeycomb
- Fruit-based cider vinegar
- Royal Jelly
- Homemade ice cream
4. Enjoy Homemade Ice Cream
Opposite the counter is an ice box with their homemade ice cream – they have different flavors to choose from. And these include the likes of avocado, passionfruit, and strawberry.
We do like the passionfruit flavor as it is zesty but milky, and not overly sweet.
It costs RM6.50 for one ice-cream on a stick.
5. Have A Look At The Transparent Bee Hive
Beside the shop is a cabinet which is transparent.
There is a real live beehive in this cabinet. So, you can have a closer look on the ongoings of a hive if you’re not too scared of getting closer to the bees.
6. Glance Through The History Of Highlands Apiary Farm
On one of the walls of the shop are some old clippings and photos of who we presume, is the owner of Highlands Apiary Farm.
7. Chat With The Proprietress
You can find the proprietress up in the shop behind the counter on a hot afternoon.
And she’s the best person to ask if you have questions of the farm, or any of the products they sell.
Summary Of Highlands Apiary Farm
What we like:
- Parking for visitors
- Free entry
- Approachable proprietress
- Calm environment (not a top spot for most tourists)
- Homemade ice cream is tasty
- Transparent beehive display
- Sweet and fresh strawberries for sale
What we don’t like:
- Nothing much to do here – no on-site café or playground for kids, etc
- Unreliable opening hours
For those passing through Ringlet, Highlands Apiary Farm is a nice enough place to stop. Moreover, they don’t charge entry fees here.
If you have time to spare, you can spend some time getting to know the workings of bees, the farm, or the products they sell straight from the friendly proprietress.
Other places that might interest you are Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm with its larger garden. Or the Time Tunnel Museum in Cameron Highlands – especially if you want to see how Cameron Highlands has developed over the years.
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