(The Guardian) The bees of Notre Dame, whose escape from the inferno seemed almost miraculous, are thriving and conserving their energy, just as they have every year since they took up residence on the sacristy roof in 2013.
(Phys.org) French authorities banned two U.S. pesticides which ecologists deem harmful to bees, on the grounds that they contain sulfoxaflor and “present a major risk of toxicity” to pollinators.
(Atlas Obscura) While it’s too soon to tell for sure just how many hung in there — Géant told CNN that he hadn’t yet gotten up to the roof to inspect the hives — he was overjoyed by what he’d seen so far. At this point, that sign of life amid the wreckage felt precious, he said. He called it “a miracle.”