Mysteries of Life: Notre Dame and some intoxicated bees

Who knew a bunch of bees were living on top of Notre Dame?

From 538 Significant Digits:

200,000 bees

Some 200,000 bees living atop Notre Dame survived last week’s blaze, according to the cathedral’s beekeeper. Their hives were spared overly high temperatures, and the smoke would have “simply intoxicated them.” When they sense danger, European bees respond by “gorging on honey and working to protect their queen.” [BBC]

Well, sure. Don’t all of us do that when sensing danger?

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