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...
Coat of Arms Bees – Manchester City Council

Coat of Arms Bees – Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council’s coat of arms were granted to the borough of Manchester in 1842. The arms were described thusly: Arms : Gules three Bendlets enhanced Or a Chief Argent thereon on Waves of the Sea a Ship under sail proper. Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours a...
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...
The Boddington Bees

The Boddington Bees

Brewed in Manchester since 1778 and still remembered for the “Cream of Manchester” advertising campaigns of the 1990’s, Boddingtons has long been linked to the city. Strengthening than link, two bees were introduced to Boddingtons logo in 1900. Linking the brand to...
Bees, Bins and Bollards

Bees, Bins and Bollards

Both a ubiquitous sight around the city centre, the bee bollards and bee bins are highly visible signs of the bee’s importance as a symbol of Manchester. Designed by M-Four Design in collaboration with Wybone, the bins are a recent addition to the city’s street,...