Named for ’apis’ or the Latin word for bees, Apicuria is a natural throat soothing spray under the social enterprise, The BeEMPIRE Inc. In partnership with the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farms, the company has transformed beekeeping into a sustainable livelihood since 2016. Its main goals are to protect and propagate bees while also promoting apitherapy or the use of honey and bee bi-products for alternative medicine.
The idea for the brand sprang from the founder’s trip to Bukidnon in the same year. After meeting a beekeeper there and taking up an apprenticeship of 3 months, they headed back to Manila to start their own apiary. Due to the lack of farmland, BeEMPIRE Inc. opened its business as a partner in GK’s Enchanted Farm in Bulacan.
Harnessing the antibacterial and healing properties of honey, Apicuria also combines propolis, and various herbs like mint, calamansi, licorice root, marshmallow root, and perilla seeds. It uses these potent, natural antibiotics to boost the immune system, speed up healing, and give instant relief from soreness. It can also help cure coughs, canker sores, and bad breath. Even with its healing properties, the throat spray still contains a trace of sweetness thanks to its honey component, making it a great alternative to unpleasant chemical medicines.
Apicuria currently distributes its products online in the Philippines. Get your own ‘Bee Healthy’ spray online on BeautyMNL. Shop now and get free shipping for orders worth PHP1,500 or more.