April 2016 Trivia Answers & Winners

Mike Judge ('73), Jodi Nelson ('91), Michelle Tucker ('01), Harold Sersland ('62), and Rachel Alioto ('13) were the first five people to correctly answer the question!

Congratulations to David Weinand ('98), whose name was randomly selected from the pool of correct answers to win this month's trivia prize!

April trivia question: 

The University of Minnesota is in the works on building their new Bee and Pollinator research Lab that will be located on St. Paul campus. What percent of human food crops are pollinated by bees? 

a) 50%
b) 60%
c) 70%
d) 80%

Answer: 80%!

"JoAnn Sabin is a beekeeper and a University of Minnesota Extension master gardener in Dakota County. Sabin said pollination creates a lot of food for humans, including fruits and vegetables, plants that grow from seeds and livestock that eat seeds and plants. Almonds, for instance, are 100 percent dependent on honey bees for pollination. About 80 percent of pollination is by bees and carries a value of $15 billion in the United States, she said." Learn more here