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The Oddfellows Beehive

The Oddfellows Beehive

While the following is not directly about the Manchester Bee, the use of beehive imagery here in Manchester, dating back before the creation of the Manchester Bee is an area of interest requiring further study, as it could possibly be the original inspiration. As you...
The Street Sweeper Bees of Manchester Day Parade

The Street Sweeper Bees of Manchester Day Parade

As part of the Manchester Day Parade, two Mechanical Sweepers make annual appearances dressed up in the fuzzy finery of the Manchester Bee, sweeping up the detritus left in the parades wake. While the floats change every year, as far as I’m aware the sweepers have...
Échappées Belles and the Manchester Bee

Échappées Belles and the Manchester Bee

Back in early February of this year, I received an email asking if I’d like to be involved in the filming of a French travel show about the North West of England. Échappées Belles is a long running TV programme, shown weekly on France5 on Sunday nights. The...
King Street Bees and Beehives

King Street Bees and Beehives

Formerly the main banking area for Manchester and the North-West, King Street has the greatest concentration of bees on different buildings of anywhere within the city centre. Starting at the bottom where the road connects to Deansgate and facing uphill, the building...