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.
Situated high up atop the roof of HOME are the newest urban beehives in the city centre.
Making a Manchester Bee Mosaic with Amanda McCann.
Hive is a 16 foot interactive installation located within 2 St Peter’s Square.
A ubiquitous sight around the city centre, bees are featured on a variety of street furniture, a highly visible sign of its importance as a symbol of Manchester.
Standing 217 feet (66 metres) high, the clock tower of what is now the Palace Hotel was the tallest building in Manchester for many years.
The beehive has long been one of the main symbols of the Cooperative movement, representing working together for the good of the whole.
A Q&A with STEM Bee artist, Kelly Stanford about her many bee-related projects.