Woodford Green rabbi inspires beekeeping youngsters

Rabbi David Hulbert is educating children from the Chabad Camp Gan Izzy at King Solomon Campus on be

Rabbi David Hulbert is educating children from the Chabad Camp Gan Izzy at King Solomon Campus on beekeeping - Credit: Archant

A beekeeping rabbi has had youngsters buzzing about bees after holding a workshop on the “fascinating” creatures.

Rabbi David Hulbert is educating children from the Chabad Camp Gan Izzy at King Solomon Campus on be

Rabbi David Hulbert is educating children from the Chabad Camp Gan Izzy at King Solomon Campus on beekeeping - Credit: Archant

Rabbi David Hulbert, of Bet Tikvah Synagogue, Perrymans Farm Road, Newbury Park, welcomed children from Chabad Lubavitch Youth Club, Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill, to get up close and personal with his collection of honey-makers.

“I do it every year,” said Rabbi Hulbert, from Woodford Green.

“I think it’s very important that children should understand what beekeeping is about.”

Honey bees make the sweet syrup after collecting nectar from flowers. It is mixed with an enzyme in the bees’ mouths and is taken back to the nest where it is dropped into honeycomb cells.

Rabbi David Hulbert is educating children from the Chabad Camp Gan Izzy at King Solomon Campus on be

Rabbi David Hulbert is educating children from the Chabad Camp Gan Izzy at King Solomon Campus on beekeeping - Credit: Archant


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The rabbi says he will be using the honey for the approaching Jewish new year in September, when it is tradition to serve sweet food.

He said: “They [the bees] reward you with lots of honey and it’s tradition to offer sweet food.”

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He added: “It’s a fascinating hobby,

“And it’s a nice thing to do as a family.”

Rabbi David Hulbert is educating children from the Chabad Camp Gan Izzy at King Solomon Campus on be

Rabbi David Hulbert is educating children from the Chabad Camp Gan Izzy at King Solomon Campus on beekeeping - Credit: Archant

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