2011年 7月 21日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间13:00

Beekeeping in Hong Kong 香港的养蜂业

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It may be a concrete jungle, but in Hong Kong there are more similarities with the great outdoors than you might think.

14 storeys up a skyscraper, you can find one of the 11 urban beehives around the city.

Like many conurbations, Hong Kong has enough flora for bees to pollinate and harvest nectar from.

Following Chinese tradition beekeepers in Hong Kong don’t wear any protective gear.

中文文字稿

虽然香港看似一片高楼林立,不过它的户外活动远远比你想像的更为丰富。

在14层的摩天大楼上,你能看到香港11个养蜂厂当中的一个。

像许多其他集合都市一样香港也拥有大量花草可供蜜蜂采花集蜜。

香港的养蜂人遵循中国传统不穿带保护衣帽子。

词汇

concrete jungle: 水泥丛林

storeys: 楼层

beehives: 蜂窝

conurbations: 集合都市

to pollinate: 传授花粉

练习

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concrete jungle / storeys / beehives / conurbations / to pollinate

1.
The biggest city close to the epicentre is Concepcion, which forms part of the second largest ______________________ in the country with a population of about one million.

2.
The Magnolia genus is an ancient group of more than 100 plants, and is considered to be among the first flowering plants to have evolved.

Their arrival on the planet pre-dated the emergence of bees, so the early species of magnolia were believed to have been __________________ by beetles.

3.
A toddler who fell 10 ________________ and survived after being caught by a passer-by has been making headlines around the world. But what is the best way to catch a falling child?

4.
In popular culture, New York is the city that never sleeps, the ____________________ in which dreams are made, a place to walk on the wild side.

5.
A Toronto museum is investigating the sudden death of thousands of bees in a glass-enclosed ___________________ exhibit.

答案

1.
The biggest city close to the epicentre is Concepcion, which forms part of the second largest conurbation in the country with a population of about one million.

Source:按键 Chile's long experience of quakes

2.
The Magnolia genus is an ancient group of more than 100 plants, and is considered to be among the first flowering plants to have evolved.

Their arrival on the planet pre-dated the emergence of bees, so the early species of magnolia were believed to have been pollinated by beetles.

Source:按键 Champion magnolia 'Diva' enjoys bumper bloom

3.
A toddler who fell 10 storeys and survived after being caught by a passer-by has been making headlines around the world. But what is the best way to catch a falling child?

Source:按键 What's the best way to catch a falling child?

4.
In popular culture, New York is the city that never sleeps, the concrete jungle in which dreams are made, a place to walk on the wild side.

Source:按键 Bedbugs bite into the US economy

5.
A Toronto museum is investigating the sudden death of thousands of bees in a glass-enclosed beehive exhibit.

Source:按键 Royal Ontario Museum investigates sudden bee death

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