News That Lit Up the World

Fire and smoke rising from Notre Dame cathedral as it burns April 15, 2019 (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Everything was in a uproar earlier this week when the world watched as Notre Dame was consumed by fire on Monday. The fire broke the hearts of many around the world, as they watched the spire burn and collapse. It was feared that the many precious catholic relics and artworks housed at Notre Dame could have been lost. The world held its breath as it waited to learn the fate of the historic French Catholic cathedral, and the relics and artworks housed there.

As the next few days went by, many the world over were thankful to learn that no lives were lost, the fire was believed to be accidental, most of and  the relics and artworks were saved, and the stone structure of the church was found to be intact. With enough time and money, the iconic church can be repaired. And with that said, what else could there be left to say?

 

Did You Know Notre Dame Had Residents?

Yes, and most, if not all, of the residents of Notre Dame survived… nearly 180,000 of them. Right now, you’re probably thinking “Wait?! More Bees, what do you mean? Did the church have termites? Ants?” No, friends. The church had bees. The bees were placed there in 2013 as a part of France’s efforts to help the decreasing bee populations. Their beekeeper;  Nicholas Géant, was quite relieved as a drone flying over showed all three hives had been untouched by the flames and some photos even showed bees clustered on a gargoyle not far from the sacristy.

What More?

In conclusion, at this time there isn’t too much more. People have pledged money to rebuild and constructions plans to repair the cathedral that took nearly eight and a half centuries to construct are underway. Nicholas awaits the time to see his bees and the saved relics are safe. And the beloved Rose Windows seem intact as well. However, it could have been so much worse.

 

This post is a bit short but we had to share. We are more than happy to find and inform you of events concerning the bees around the world. We need the bees for so much and all efforts to preserve and protect them is an incredible step in the direction to saving them.

 

More Bee News With More Bees

Did you love this article and want to see more? Well, check out some of these links for other great articles on things like bees learning math or how bees can save elephants.

For more information on the fire of Notre Dame and bees  take a peek at these articles.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/cathedral-notre-dame-our-lady-bees-are-still-alive

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/europe/notre-dame-artifacts/index.html

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/notre-dame-beekeeper-waits-learn-fate-his-180-000-bees-n995676

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