Co-Operative Society Beehives

Co-Operative Society Beehives

Similar to the Oddfellows Beehive, the following is not directly about the Manchester Bee but it’s interesting to look at similar iconography that developed from around the same time period. The beehive has long been one of the main symbols of the Cooperative...
Coat of Arms Bees – Manchester Metropolitan University

Coat of Arms Bees – Manchester Metropolitan University

Image reproduced with kind permission of The Manchester Metropolitan University Granted to the University in 1991, whilst it was still a Polytechnic, Manchester Metropolitan University’s coat of arms features a number of elements taken from the City of Manchester’s...
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...