The Trivia Bee

Thank you to all who joined us -- the teams, team and event sponsors, and spectators -- at the Trivia Bee on Saturday, March 25. We truly appreciate your support. 

Congratulations to the big winners of the evening, Hive Minds! Sponsored by Lizbeth for Melrose, the team included Lizbeth DeSelm, Tina DeSelm, Betsey Benagh and Alexander Gvakharia. 

The competition was fierce, and the Hive Minds just eked out their win over second place Taxmanian Devils (sponsored by Mallon Tax Consultants) in a tiebreaker question.

Other top teams for the evening included The Mighty Mitzvahs (Temple Beth Shalom) in 3rd place, the Brodeur Bees (Mayor Brodeur's office) in 4th place, and a three way tie for 5th between the Rosie Ravens (Roosevelt PTO), the Franklin Foxes (Franklin PTO), and The Moops (the Leo Family).

Thank you to all our teams and team sponsors (listed below). You can find more information about the event in our online event program.

Missed The Trivia Bee but still interested in supporting The Bridge? You can bid for amazing items in the online Bee Auction.  Or you can always make a direct donation

Team Hive Minds

Pictured L to R: Tina DeSelm, Betsey Benagh, Liz DeSelm, Alexander Gvakharia, Mary Beth McAteer Margolis (The Bridge board and Melrose Coop Foundation board) and Lisa Lewis (The Bridge Coordinator of Volunteers). Photo credit Gail Infurna

The 2023 Trivia Team Lineup

Deaf-initely Trivia

Listening Ear Speech Services

The Starving Artists

Follow Your Art Community Studios

Attack of the Drones

The LaFontana & Milmore Families

The BeeRokers

Lisa Howitt, Century 21 Tradition

More Cowbell

The Barrasso Family

Rockland Trust

Rockland Trust, Melrose

Council Bees

Melrose City Council

Don't Stop BEElieving

The Haase/ Weller/ Curtis/ Gavin & Hemmer Families

The Brodeur Bees

City of Melrose, Mayor’s Office


The Humphrey Family

Hive Minds

Lizbeth for Melrose

We Bee Smart

Law Offices of Paul J. Seyffert


Melrose Public Library

Upstate Funk

The Van Neste Family

Team KLG

State Rep Kate Lipper-Garabedian

The Moops

The Leo Family

What is SEPAC?


Sponsored by Melrose Coop Foundation

Flock of Flamingos

Melrose Education Foundation

Sponsored by Bell & Izzi, LLC

MHS High School Quiz Bees

MHS Trivia Team

Sponsored by Red Rose Chinese Food

Horace Mann Wanna Bees

Horace Mann PTO

Lincoln Lions

Lincoln PTO

Winthrop Wildcats

Winthrop PTO

Rosie Ravens

Roosevelt PTO

Hoover Moms Mean BUZZness

Hoover PTO

The Franklin Foxes

Franklin PTO

Educational Buzzwords


The Mighty Mitzvahs

Temple Beth Shalom

Queen Bees

The Roche Family

MYS Kicker Bees

Melrose Youth Soccer

Melrose Symphony Orchestra

Melrose Symphony Orchestra

Taxmanian Devils

Mallon Tax Consultants, LLC

Thank you to our 2023 Trivia Bee Sponsors!