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...
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 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...
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...