Notre Dames bees are still buzzing around outside.
It was feared the hives had been engulfed in the fire that devastated the iconic building in Paris on Monday.
But beekeeper Nicolas Geant has now confirmed they survived.
He said: The bees are alive. Until this morning, I had had no news.
At first I thought that the three hives had burned but I had no information
Then I saw from satellite images that this was not the case and then the cathedral spokesman told me that they were going in and out of the hives.
Mr Geant, who looks after the hives which are kept on top of a sacristry that adjoins the cathedral, had feared the worst after hearing about the fire.
He had received calls of support from people around the world who were concerned for the bees.
Mr Geant said the species of bee at Notre Dame was loyal and would never have abandoned the hive or queen.
Meanwhile, it has been estimated rebuilding Notre Dame will cost billions of pounds.
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