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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...
St Peter’s Square “Hive”

St Peter’s Square “Hive”

Located within 2 St Peter’s Square, just next to the statue of Emmeline Pankhurst, Hive is a 16 foot interactive art installation that was installed back in April 2019. Commissioned by CBRE and created by James Billington (founder of event and floristry...
Manchester Bee Street Furniture

Manchester Bee Street Furniture

One of the reasons the Manchester Bee is such a ubiquitous sight around the city centre is its use on street furniture, most notably on bollards and bins but also on other objects as well. Below, I’ll be detailing a number of the its different uses, from the abundant...
The Principal Manchester Clock Tower Bees

The Principal Manchester Clock Tower Bees

Standing 217 feet (66 metres) high, the clock tower of what is now The Principal Manchester was the tallest building in Manchester for many years. A famous landmark, with four clock faces visible across the city, and upon each clock face four bees in flight indicating...
Mancsy Q&A

Mancsy Q&A

Mancsy’s limited edition screen prints first appeared on Manchester’s streets in January 2012, making regular appearances ever since. The prints locations are publicised via Twitter and Facebook and are available for free to the first person who finds his ‘free bees’...