Welcome to the Manchester Bees, dedicated to celebrating one of Manchester’s most enduring icons. Here you can find a wealth of information about the bee, from its history to its presence around the city centre, from appearing on buildings to the streets. There’s also details about upcoming and past events and also about Manchester’s urban beehives.
The beehive has long been one of the main symbols of the Cooperative movement, representing working together for the good of the whole.
The 22 Bee Project is an event to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack.
Granted to Manchester City Council in 1842, the coat of arms features seven bees flying over a globe. But why?
Learn about the Bee medals celebrating Manchester’s Civic Week of 1926.
Manchester City Council have made the Manchester Bee available to use for free under license.
Learn all about the bees that can be found in Piccadilly Place, including one hidden in plain sight.
Based in Heaton Park, the MDBKA’s main purpose is to promote the art of beekeeping.
The Manchester Bee as a logo and design element for or businesses, sports teams and events.
The Grade II listed Beehive Mill can be found in Ancoats.
Dotted around University of Manchester’s Oxford Road and Sackville Street areas, you’ll see its coat of arms decorating buildings both inside and out.
Learn all about the Daily Manchester project running over on twitter.