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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.

Manchester Bee Street Furniture

Manchester Bee Street Furniture

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.

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

Mancsy Q&A

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