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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.

Co-Operative Society Beehives

Co-Operative Society 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 Bees Project

The 22 Bees Project

The 22 Bee Project is an event to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack.

Mancsy Q&A

Mancsy Q&A

All about Mancsy’s Bee prints, which have been appearing on Manchester’s streets since January 2012.

Beehive Mill

The Grade II listed Beehive Mill can be found in Ancoats.