[8-20-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: What’s the most valuable thing that honey bees do for the world’s human population?
The given options are:
- Give us sweet, delicious honey
- Provide wax for candles via their honeycombs
- Support our food supply
Correct Answer: Support our food supply
Info: Bees are winged insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination. Bee pollination is essential both ecologically and commercially, and the decline in wild bees has increased the value of pollination by commercially managed hives of honey bees. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea. There are over 16,000 known species of bees in seven recognized biological families. Some species – including honey bees, bumblebees, and stingless bees – live socially in colonies, while most species – including mason bees, carpenter bees, leafcutter bees, and sweat bees – are solitary. While honey and candles are nice, honey bees really show their value as pollinators, helping our food supply and, with it, our economy. According to the American Beekeeping Federation, 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. (Ref)
Today’s “Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz” has three questions related to bees. Each question has only one correct answer and carries one point. The wrong answer does not earn any points. So, select only the correct answers.
All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.