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Hundreds of thousands of bees survive Notre Dame fire
It is thought the bees survived because they are located around 100 feet away from the main roof. (Stock photo)
Bee keeper confirms cathedral’s hives are intact 

Nearly 200,000 bees have reportedly survived the devastating fire that struck Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris last week (15 April).

Cathedral bee keeper Nicolas Géant confirmed the three hives inside the building’s roof were untouched by the flames, media reports say.

The hives - which are home to around 180,000 bees in total - are located on a lower roof atop the first floor.

In the few days after the fire, which took down the cathedral’s spire and a large part of its roof, Mr Géant was unable to check on the bees. However, aerial photographs suggested the hives were still intact.

Urban beekeeping company Beeopic Apiculture posted a photo on Instagram on Thursday, confirming the bees were safe. It is thought they survived because they are located around 100 feet away from the main roof, which suffered substantial fire damage.

Mr Géant told CNN: “I was incredibly sad about Notre Dame because it’s such a beautiful building… But to hear there is life when it comes to the bees. That’s just wonderful.”

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Registrations open for overseas veterinary professionals course

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 Registrations are now open for the RCVS CPD course for overseas veterinary professionals, which covers an introduction to the UK veterinary professions.

The course is aimed at overseas-qualified veterinary surgeons and nurses during their first two years of working in the UK, in addition to those considering working here. It provides graduates with the key information and skills required to practice in the UK, as well as helping them understand their legal duties as veterinary professionals.

For more information and to book your place please click here. The course will be held at Belgravia House, London, on Wednesday 12 June.  

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New online guides provide advice for dog owners

A series of downloadable leaflets for dog owners have been produced by veterinary charity PetSavers in a bid to reduce the temptation to seek advice online.

The series entitled ‘My Dog’s Got’ offers practical information on an array of topics, including ‘My dog has dental disease,’ ‘My dog has itchy skin,’ and My dog has kidney disease.’

The new guides can be downloaded here. Printed versions of the new guides can be ordered by veterinary practices in exchange for a donation to PetSavers.