Thousands of Bees Living on Notre Dame’s Roof Survived the Fire

Notre Dame caught fire on Monday, incinerating the iconic cathedral’s wooden roof and causing untold damage. But a colony of roughly 180,000 honey bees that lives above Notre Dame’s sacristy survived the flames, even as smoke consumed their hives. “An ounce of hope!” the cathedral’s resident beekeeper Nicolas Geant wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Drone photos show that the 3 beehives are still in place and seem to be intact!” “Smoke, heat, water,” he added. “We will see if our brave bees are still with us as soon as we have access to the site, which may take a lot of time

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