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Why the Manchester Bee only has one set of wings

Why the Manchester Bee only has one set of wings

There’s been a kerfuffle on Twitter over the past few days, regarding a tweet by an American journalist posted on 31st December 2019. The tweet was sardonic comment on an image of a number of Manchester Bee tattoos, pointing out that with one set of wings, the bees...
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...
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 Waterhouse and built between 1868 to 1877, the Hall features the bee both outside and inside the building. Standing outside the main...