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Coat of Arms Bees – University of Manchester

Coat of Arms Bees – University of Manchester

Dotted around University of Manchester’s Oxford Road and Sackville Street areas, you’ll see the university’s coat of arms decorating buildings both inside and out. It’s actually of recent origin, dating from 2004, when the Victoria University of Manchester...
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...
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...
Manchester Bee Tattoos

Manchester Bee Tattoos

The Manchester Bee is a popular tattoo design amongst Mancunians, as evidenced by the many designs I’ve collected on this Pinterest page. The bee also appears in the design of at least two of Manchester’s tattoo businesses – Manchester Tattoo...