Woodford Green rabbi inspires beekeeping youngsters
- Credit: Archant
A beekeeping rabbi has had youngsters buzzing about bees after holding a workshop on the “fascinating” creatures.
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.
You may also want to watch:
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.”
- 1 Arrests in Ilford and East Ham as police target suspected county lines gang
- 2 Newbury Park supermarket security staff step in to help man in crisis
- 3 Average Redbridge house price nearly £30k higher than last year
- 4 Doctor struck off after working underqualified for locum shifts
- 5 Businesses find cannabis growing in their flower pots
- 6 Man found stabbed in Chadwell Heath
- 7 Covid jabs available at town hall clinic
- 8 Council dishes out £7k of fines in fly-tipping crackdown
- 9 Two arrests after alleged assault on teen in Newbury Park
- 10 Hainault woman celebrates 100th birthday with mayoral visit
He added: “It’s a fascinating hobby,
“And it’s a nice thing to do as a family.”