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Manchester Bee Street Art

Manchester Bee Street Art

The Manchester Bee is a regular feature of the street art and graffiti that adorns many of the surfaces across the city. The earliest example I’ve come across was a large scale graffiti wall sponsored by Adidas entitled “Away” which appeared in the Northern Quarter...
The Manchester Bee Cocktail

The Manchester Bee Cocktail

While conducting some bee-related research, I came across a reference to a Manchester Bee cocktail having been created by the Thomas Dakin company. Well, I had to find out more. After getting in contact with the company, they’ve very kindly allowed me to share the...
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...
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...
Manchester Town Hall Bees

Manchester Town Hall Bees

Home to its most ubiquitous and iconic design, Manchester Town Hall and the Manchester Bee are inseparably linked. Designed by Alfred Woodhouse and built between 1868 to 1877, the Hall features the bee both outside and inside the building. Standing outside the main...