Notre Dame Bee Hives Survive Fire

Saltman Quarterly

Honey Bees on Notre-Dame’s Roof Survived the Fire

By Brigit Katz Smithsonian.com

In the wake of the devastating fire that tore through Notre-Dame, French officials have been taking stock of the damage, trying to determine which of the cathedral’s precious objects survived. Late last week, some happy news emerged: at least some of the 180,000 honey bees kept in wooden boxes atop Notre-Dame’s roof appear unscathed.

Nicolas Geant, the cathedral’s beekeeper, tells CNN’s Saskya Vandoorne and Gianluca Mezzofiore that the three hives are located on a roof above the sacristy—around 100 feet below the main roof, which sustained extensive damage during the fire. Last Tuesday, Geant announced on Instagram that “the 3 beehives are still in place and seem to be intact,” per a translation by Vice’s Sarah Emerson. But there was still reason to be concerned about the buzzing critters, since high temperatures from the nearby flames posed a possible risk.

Read More:

 

Source Article from https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/04/22/notre-dame-bee-hives-survive-fire/

Related Posts
  He couldn't buy his freedom — but he could buy vending machine snacks, the "friendship"
JERUSALEM, OCCUPIED PALESTINE — Like a pack of hyenas surrounding a weakened and wounded lion,
Latest on the list to offend the PC generation? Liking pictures. Pure aesthetic pleasure has
Latest on the list to offend the PC generation? Liking pictures. Pure aesthetic pleasure has
(Natural News) Why do preppers do what they do? That’s the question

Hits: 45

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

*

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: Premium WordPress Themes | Thanks to Themes Gallery, Bromoney and Wordpress Themes