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Anemones, Honey and Bubbles
Tuesday 12 February
This sweet tiyul will certainly leave you licking your lips!
We head south to Kibbutz Yad Mordechai where we will learn about the importance of honey to agricultural production in Israel and have a chance to sample some honey fresh from an active hive as well as learn how candles are made from beeswax.
Adjacent to Yad Mordechai a wonderful seasonal treat awaits us – the bright red fields of anemones (kalaniyot), a real feast for the eyes. This tiyul has been scheduled so we can see the red carpets which bloom for only two weeks each February.
Next, a contrast in mood as we visit the Black Arrow Monument (Hachetz Hashachor) near Gaza (conditions permitting) which memorializes soldiers from the Paratroop Brigade who fell in the years leading up to the Sinai Campaign 1956. The monument looks over Gaza and our guide from the kibbutz will tell us about early and current battles in the area.
Our lunch stop is back at Kibbutz Yad Mordechai in the kibbutz dining hall for a full meat meal. (Vegetarian options available)
Our final stop of the day is at the Soda Stream Visitor Centre in the Negevwhere we will check out the production process of this well-known company.
Price for members: NIS 290
Price includes lunch
Depart: Young Israel 8.00am, Kikar 8.10am
Return: Approx. 6.00pm
All Tiyulim fees include a NIS 20 cancellation fee.
There is an additional fee of NIS 20 for non-members