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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’...
The Bees of Piccadilly Place

The Bees of Piccadilly Place

When walking through Piccadilly Place, you’ll have noticed the mirrored Poetry Discs that hang in a row on a black granite wall. Adorned with “A Poem for Manchester” by Mike Duff, the discs were created by local artists Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell. Across each of...
Beehive Mill

Beehive Mill

The Grade II listed Beehive Mill can be found to the north of Manchester’s city centre, in Ancoats. The mill dates to the early 1820’s, with the nameplate above the entrance (pictured above) added during its second phase of construction. At the time, Ancoats was the...
City Centre Beehives – Manchester Cathedral

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...