Dvorat Ha Tavor, silk & honey farm in moshav Shadmot Dvora
If you are in Israel and want to explore something unique and different here, then you should visit the Dvorat Ha Thavor. This is the only active silk farm of Israel where you can see that how the honey harvested. This popular Israeli boutique farm is located in the Moshav Shadmot Dvora, which is at the foothills of the Mount Tabor of Lower Galilee. You can demonstrate here the honey and silk production process live. This is a unique tourist attraction of Israel for the people who want to explore the rural life. For the visitors, watching the honey making process can be a lifetime experience here as the Dvorat Ha Thavor follows the process of old days or the biblical times.
This attraction was created by the family of Ben Zeev that mainly focuses on the silk and honey making. It is a continuing journey from the Biblical times to the modern time. In his own term, Johal Ben Service is an educated farmer. He is also an agronomist with the skill of sheep herding. He was worked to grow the sheep in Iran (1967 to 1968) and there he learned the process that how to grow the silkworms. With his wife Malka, Ben has established the farm is Moshav Shadmot Devora almost 20 years ago. Ben is the fourth generation of apiarist and the honey search operation was started by his great-grandfather.
The Dvorat Ha Thavor prefers you to give a personal touch on your tour and provide the best service to their every visitor.
Your visit to the farm can entail; a guided tour for one-hour maximum but full of fun. From one station to another, you will get complete guide and explanation about the farm and their tasks in every step. Your journey to the farm will include the process of the removal of honey bread, a close look at the beehives and details guidance on silk making and the mulberry trees. In addition to your standard tour, the Dvorat Ha Thavor offers you a trip to Bar & Bat Mitzvah where you will get the opportunity to dress like the beekeeper and can accompany their beekeeper into the beehives.
Among the other activities, the Dvorat Ha Thavor has included several different activities for the kids. Kids can make the beautiful candles from the beeswax; can make the honey chocolate etc. This is also large pick nick spot for maximum 150 people. There also the animal areas where you can feed the animals.