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'Miracle' as bees survive Notre Dame blaze


Posted on Saturday, 20 April, 2019 | Comment icon 8 comments

Not everything was destroyed in the fire. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Gilbert Bochenek
Three hives containing a population of over 180,000 bees were left unscathed by this week's devastating fire.
Despite the roof of the historic Parisian cathedral being shrouded in flames on Monday, the hives, which were situated on the roof of the building's first floor, survived without so much as a scratch.

"Thank goodness the flames didn't touch them," said beekeeper Nicolas Geant. "It's a miracle."

For several days following the fire it was unclear whether or not the hives had been destroyed. It wasn't until aerial photos were taken that it was possible to confirm that they had survived.
"I was incredibly sad about Notre Dame because it's such a beautiful building, and as a Catholic it means a lot to me," said Geant.

"But to hear there is life when it comes to the bees, that's just wonderful."

Beekeeping on rooftops is surprisingly common in Paris with several prominent buildings hosting their own hives as part of a concerted effort to help curb the decline in bee populations.

In total there are thought to be at least 700 hives spread across the city.


Source: The Guardian | Comments (8)


Tags: Notre Dame, Bees


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Comment icon #1 Posted by freetoroam on 19 April, 2019, 6:27
Good for the bees that  they survived,  as to where the sacristry is situated, it was posible. Only thing is i so nothing on the drone video showing bees.    
Comment icon #2 Posted by Captain Risky on 19 April, 2019, 6:47
it is good news. i read that symbolically the bee is the symbol of Jesus Christ. good omen. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by RoofGardener on 19 April, 2019, 7:43
Really ? I hadn't heard that before.  I thought his symbol was the Fish ?  Still, it's nice to hear that they survived. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by freetoroam on 19 April, 2019, 7:49
Not being religious, i see the bees as far more important to our planet than any jesus symbol. 
Comment icon #5 Posted by freetoroam on 19 April, 2019, 17:12
Bee / fish Potato / tomato Elephant / shrimp You just aint believing hard enough. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by Seti42 on 20 April, 2019, 15:44
"A symbol of immortality and resurrection, the bee was chosen so as to link the new dynasty to the very origins of France. Golden bees (in fact, cicadas) were discovered in 1653 in Tournai in Childeric's tomb. ... The bee is believed to be one of the oldest symbols of French royalty." -from definingFrance.com.  It's also thought to be related to the Fleur de lis in heraldry, design motifs, and art. Languiole knives are a famous French brand, and all their kitchen and pocket knives have bees on the tang/lock bar.  In short, the French dig bees. Yes, I've studied some art history and I google st... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by South Alabam on 21 April, 2019, 22:53
What a bunch of Bee S
Comment icon #8 Posted by Myles on 22 April, 2019, 11:48
Pretty cool that they survived.    Although I'm sure many more perished than had survived.  


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