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.
Learn all about the Daily Manchester project running over on twitter.
Highlighting the uses of bee imagery by Manchester bus companies.
A short journey over to Monton reveals a plethora of Bee designs.
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.