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City Centre Beehives – Soapworks

City Centre Beehives – Soapworks

This new addition to the City Centre Beehives collection isn’t actually in the city centre, but when I spotted this tweet from the Soapworks, I had to find out more. Located in the former Colgate Palmolive Factory near Salford Quays, the Soapworks office complex is...
City Centre Beehives – Home

City Centre Beehives – Home

Over the past couple of summers a buzz has been going on around the First Street area of Manchester. Situated high up atop the roof of HOME are the newest urban beehives in the city centre. Named Aldrin and Lightyear, the 2 hives are surrounded by wildflower planters...
The Origin of the Manchester Bee Design

The Origin of the Manchester Bee Design

There was a kerfuffle on Twitter at the beginning of the year, regarding a tweet by an American journalist posted on 31st December 2019. The tweet was sardonic comment on an image of a number of Manchester Bee tattoos, pointing out that with one set of wings, the bees...
Hidden Manchester Bees

Hidden Manchester Bees

I’ve previously written about some of the harder-to-find bees dotted across Manchester in various articles, but I thought it would be nice to bring a few of them together in a single post, while also highlighting a few I’ve not featured on the site before....
The Bees of St Bede’s

The Bees of St Bede’s

If you’ve ever passed along Alexandra Road South in Whalley Range, you may well have spotted the red-brick exterior of St Bede’s College Vaughan building. It’s only when you look closely that you notice the bees adorning both the college’s coat of arms and flying over...