Welcome to the Manchester Bees, dedicated to celebrating one of Manchester’s most enduring icons, through looking at its history and its presence as a symbol around the city centre and beyond.
Taking place this upcoming Sunday is a unique tour combining the history of the Manchester bee, current issues in bee keeping and cycling.
The Manchester Ship Canal Company was formed in 1882 with the aim of linking Manchester to the sea via a navigable canal and river route. The idea had been floating around since 1660, but it was the Manchester manufacturer Daniel Adamson who brought together the men...
Manchester Art Gallery’s rooftop became a home for bees in 2011. Inspired by an article about the work of Steve Benbow, beekeeper for Tate's Modern and Britain, John Mouncey proposed a scheme to the gallery’s new director, Dr. Maria Balshaw that beehives be placed on...
Located as part of the exterior fencing of the Pendulum Hotel along Charles Street are a three metal sculptural plates, decorated with scientific and Lancastrian symbols, the bee amongst them.
Along with being the location for the After The Bees exhibition, Manchester Museum is also home to two beehives.
Located next to the Rochdale Canal, Eversheds Sutherland’s Manchester office is home to a small garden and beehive up on its roof.
Recorded in 2016, The Manchester Bees is a half-hour audio documentary by Matthew Beckwith about the bee’s history, present and future.
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Up on top of the roof of The Printworks, you’ll find a little oasis of peace and calm, featuring an allotment, herb garden, orchard, beetle hotel and bee garden.
The beehive has long been one of the main symbols of the Cooperative movement, representing working together for the good of the whole.