The Bible says explicitly that Israel is the land of milk and honey and at no time is this description more apt than on Rosh Hashanna when Jews dip apples in bee juice as a symbol of hope for a sweet new year.
When there are too few bees to make honey, Israelis create synthetic honey with bacteria
Honey making and bee farming is not only a passion of the Foychtvangers, it’s a family tradition.
In addition to the bees themselves being scorched by aerial attacks of flammable kites and balloons launched from Gaza, when the fields are burnt then any remaining bees cannot produce honey because there are no flowers on which to graze.
Biblical scholars believe that when the Bible mentions honey, it usually refers to date honey. This discovery is evidence that the Bible may refer to bee honey.
While studies show that bees are dying out in the U.S. and Europe, their continual flourishing in Israel proves the Biblical description of the land flowing with milk and honey.
Yael Farbstein’s award-winning honey farm in Israel’s Kfar Kedumim was completely vandalized by Arabs, her honey stolen, and her bees killed. Help sweeten the sting this Rosh Hashana!
The thieves stole every last jar of honey, an entire season’s worth of labor. Nothing remained, not even the jar of prize-winning honey Farbstein had set aside as a keepsake.
The Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael – Jewish National Fund (KKL- JNF) has not forgotten the potential threat of Gaza rocket attacks on southern Israel’s residents.
Beekeepers from across Israel delivered their honey products to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week for the upcoming Jewish New Year.