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UPDATED: City Centre Beehives – Manchester Cathedral

UPDATED: City Centre Beehives – Manchester Cathedral

Spread out atop building rooftops across Manchester city centre are a number of hidden beehives. This is the beginning of a series profiling them, with the first found just above the entranceway to Manchester Cathedral, accessed via a small spiral staircase. Home to...
City Centre Beehives: St Peter’s House

City Centre Beehives: St Peter’s House

Located on Oxford Road near Manchester Museum, St Peter’s House is the latest location in Manchester City Centre to become a home for bees. Gary Parkinson, who describes himself as an “Accidental Apiarist”, cares for the bees. Back in February, the chaplaincy...
City Centre Beehives – Whitworth Art Gallery

City Centre Beehives – Whitworth Art Gallery

Now in its second season of beekeeping, the Whitworth Art Gallery is currently home to one beehive up on its roof. Part of the gallery’s Green policy, the gallery was originally proposed as a home for bees as part of creating a corridor with Manchester Art...
Buzzin on the Roofs – Manchester & Salford’s Urban Bees

Buzzin on the Roofs – Manchester & Salford’s Urban Bees

Filmed during the Summer of 2014, Buzzin on the Roofs is a 30 minute documentary film about the bee hives of Manchester city centre and making the case for Pollinator friendly cities. Created by the Baytree Bee Project, the film begins in Salford’s Kersal Vale...
City Centre Beehives – Manchester Art Gallery

City Centre Beehives – Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery’s rooftop became a home for bees in 2011. Inspired by an article about the work of Steve Benbow, beekeeper for Tate’s Modern and Britain, John Mouncey proposed a scheme to the gallery’s new director, Dr. Maria Balshaw that beehives be...