Bee in the Community 2018

Teams of residents from across the city have taken part in workshops with professional artists to design and create 23 very special Bees displayed all over Manchester.

Funded by the communities themselves, or by a variety of grants, this inspiring collection of Bees is a stunning showcase of ideas, topics and issues that are particularly meaningful to the groups involved and their members.

From 23 July until 23 September you can see all these Bees and explore their neighbourhood locations – including Higher Blackley and Heaton Park, East Manchester and Harpurhey, Collyhurst, Longsight and Levenshulme, Wythenshawe and Didsbury, Old Trafford and The Quays.

At the end of the art trail, the 23 big Bees created as part of the Community Programme will be proudly displayed at the Farewell Weekend alongside other big Bees, but they will not go to auction. These Bees will stay in Manchester for everyone to enjoy; many in their trail locations or nearby.





Henshaws has been helping people with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and go... Read More

Rainbow Haven

Rainbow Haven provides a place of welcome, support and opportunity for displaced people from many countries who have fled war and human... Read More

Manchester Youth Zone

The Manchester Youth Zone provides a unique safe place for young people from across Manchester. Young people take part in... Read More

Age-Friendly Manchester, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning

In 2010 Age Friendly Manchester gained accreditation with the World Health Organisation, and Manchester became the first UK city to... Read More

Longsight Buzz

Longsight Buzz represents the wonderful coalition of children, residents, housing associations, councillors and community groups whose efforts brought this Bee... Read More


MCRactive provides Mancunians with inspiration and opportunities to get active, improve their health and well-being and achieve more…. whoever you... Read More

The Owl and The Coconut Levenshulme

The Owl and The Coconut is a not-for-profit community arts organisation based at The Nest in Levenshulme Old Library. It led a series of... Read More

Blue Peter & BBC Radio Manchester supported by Peel Media Ltd

Standing on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, on what was Salford’s thriving inland port during the 19th century,... Read More

The Radclyffe School

The Radclyffe School is an Outstanding school based in Chadderton, Oldham. The school’s ethos and values focus on respect and... Read More

Medicines Evaluation Unit

Based at Wythenshawe Hospital Manchester and founded in 1994, the Medicines Evaluation Unit is one of the UK’s leading specialist... Read More

EAT Pennines Ltd

EAT (Employment and Training) Pennines Ltd is an award-winning social enterprise supporting young people into training and employment in horticulture,... Read More

Wyth Love from Wythenshawe

This beautiful Overgrown Bee started its life on the Forum Concourse in her very own garden, with smaller, but equally... Read More

Procure Plus

Procure Plus is a commercial, not-for-profit company that specialises in the procurement of goods and services and the repair and... Read More

Limelight Trafford

Limelight is a purpose built, fully accessible facility in Old Trafford created to benefit residents and the wider community. It... Read More

St Peter’s House Chaplaincy

St Peter’s House is the Chaplaincy to the Universities of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music. It is... Read More

The LGBTQ+ Community

The LGBTQ+ Queen Bee started her life as an aspiration of activist Carl Austin-Behan, who was keen to get everyone within Manchester’s... Read More

UNISON Manchester and UNISON North West

UNISON members work in many different roles in providing public services. It is the union for workers in sectors including... Read More

Team Hive Blackley

Blackley is the highest, greenest suburb in Manchester and has a wealth of open spaces, parks and forests. It has... Read More

Girlguiding Manchester

Girlguiding Manchester enables its members to discover and fulfil their potential through a range of exciting activities and events. It... Read More

The Hallé supported by Siemens plc

Now in its 160th season, the Hallé has a reputation for artistic excellence, ranking it amongst the world’s top symphonic ensembles.... Read More

The Seashell Trust

The Seashell Trust is dedicated to providing a creative, happy and secure environment for children and young adults with complex... Read More

Didsbury in Bloom

This group is made up of 24 different organisations and has a formidable record of success at the Britain in... Read More

Manchester & District Beekeepers’ Association

The Manchester & District Beekeepers’ Association has been promoting the art of beekeeping since 1895. This venerable institution is based at... Read More

Bee in the City 2020

Bee in the City 2020