The Quiz: What’s the most valuable thing that honey bees do for the world’s human population?
A Give us sweet, delicious honey
B Provide wax for candles via their honeycombs
C Support our food supply
While honey and candles are nice, honey bees really show their value as pollinators, helping our food supply and with it, our economy. Seventy of the top 100 human food crops are pollinated by bees, contributing around $20 billion each year to the value of US crop production, according to the American Beekeeping Federation.
The correct answer to this quiz is Support our food supply.
The Quiz: Do all bees make honey?
C Only the ones domesticated by humans
There are roughly 20,000 species of bees in the world, which include solitary bees, bumblebees, and honey bees. But only the eight species of honey bees—whether tended by beekeepers or living in the wild—make the delicious golden sweetener we love.
The correct answer to this quiz is No.
The Quiz: Why is there a wall around these beehives?
A It’s an art installation
B It guards against bears
C It’s a repurposed well
Sweet-toothed brown bears here in Spain’s Cantabrian Mountains are partial to a honeycomb treat, so local beekeepers have tried many methods to keep them at bay. This restored wall does the job well.
The correct answer to this quiz is It guards against bears.