Notre Dame Cathedral’s three beehives — home to more than 180,000 bees — survived Monday’s destructive fire.
The keeper of the hives, Nicolas Geant, shared the good news on Thursday.
“The bees are alive. Until this morning, I had had no news,” Geant, who has cared for the hives since they were installed in 2013, told AFP.
Geant originally feared the worst for the hives, which produce over 165 pounds of honey each year, but held out hope the bees survived after spotting the hives intact through satellite imagery.
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