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.
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.
The 22 Bee Project is an event to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack.
All about Mancsy’s Bee prints, which have been appearing on Manchester’s streets since January 2012.
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.