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  • Apr 20, 2014
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Plant Reproduction

Rooftop apiaries are the bee's knees

It was January 2010 when Michael Leung was first stung by an obsession for honeybees. On a trip to Sweden with his then-girlfriend he saw two beehives nurtured by her father.

Thursday, 5 April, 2012, 12:00am

Researcher questions use of hybrid rice seed

Li Changping, an outspoken researcher, has sparked debate by writing to famous hybrid rice developer Professor Yuan Longping that he should shift his research to conventional rice seeds, since they are disappearing as more hybrid and transgenic seeds occupy the mainland market.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am

Sweet success

Junior Reporters attended workshops at Victoria Prison last Sunday, the last day of the two-week-long Detour exhibition that featured ideas and artwork from local and international designers.

15 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Rooting out an enemy

Destroying invaders is Lina Rose's job. She is a project manager at EarthCorps, a non-profit organisation that deals with environmental restoration, in Kirkland, near Seattle, in the United States. She had the chance to meet some Hong Kong students recently when they arrived at the Juanita Bay Park to help her in her war against invasive plant species.

6 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

A long, long life

Introducing copycat plants

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duplicates, eventually, recognise

Some types of plants grow together in a big group. There may be hundreds of plants in one group but they are all exact copies of each other.

17 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

A user's guide to fashion

Band on the run Much as one hates to admit it, Run-DMC knew what they were talking about when they released My Adidas. The German sportswear brand, which brings us those signature three stripes, shows it is still the coolest in the gang with its latest collection of streetwise separates and accessories.

11 May 2003 - 12:00am

Planting seeds for future success

MESSAGE Heartiest congratulations to the University of Hong Kong Business School whose lofty goals I commend whole-heartedly.

17 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Strange choice of bird for logo

Hongkong Post has recently adopted a hummingbird as its symbol. While applauding the commitment to service underlining the image change it seems to me ridiculous that a bird not found outside the Americas should be used as a symbol in Asia.

5 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

What will bee for dinner?

Why do honeybees make honey? To feed their families, of course.

The worker bees are the only ones who go out to gather nectar. They do that by using their long tongues to suck up the nectar from flowers. The nectar is stored in their stomachs until they return to the hive.

5 Aug 1996 - 12:00am


Where do bees go in the winter? Bees that live in the tropics go about their life cycles differently from those that live in cold climates.

Some species adapted during evolution to the cold weather. With these bees, some die and some go into the hive, where they cluster together to stay warm.

28 May 1996 - 12:00am