Final hammer prices at the charity auction

It’s what you’ve all bee-n waiting for! Here are the final hammer prices from the Bee in the City charity auction.

The charity auction took place last night, raising an un-bee-lievable £1,128,250 for The Lord Mayor of Manchester’s We Love MCR Charity. Read more about what happened at the auction here.

Proceeds from the auction will support We Love MCR Charity’s Stronger Communities fund, which provides grants of up to £2000 for initiatives that bring communities together to celebrate diversity and build stronger relationships.

77 of the Bee in the City sculptures went under the hammer in front of guests digging deep to bid, as well as online and telephone bidders. A surprise 78th lot was added to the end of the auction on the night; a blank Bee to be painted by the winners’ choice of a Bee in the City artist.

The Community and Learning Programme Bees painted by local residents, children and young people were not included in the auction. Nearly a quarter of the big Bees from the art trail were funded by and designed by community groups, and these sculptures have gone back to them to be displayed in their neighbourhoods as a lasting legacy. They are joined by the Original Worker Bee, which will remain in Central Library as a permanent exhibition.

 

1 City in the Bee £10,000
2 The Sky is Not the Limit £8,500
3 Banks-B £12,000
4 Summer Sundae £7,500
5 Manchester Doodle Bee £12,500
6 Map of the Worker Bees £9,500
7 Rubee £10,000
8 Beejing £8,000
9 Rocket, the Steam (punk) Bee £10,500
10 Crown Jewels £10,000
11 Queen Bee £7,500
12 The Yellow Bee £9,500
13 Wild Manchester £8,750
14 Mo £9,000
15 This is Manchester £11,500
16 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL £15,000
17 Colourful Manchester Skyline Bee £10,000
18 Bee a Rainbow! £11,000
19 Bee Inspired £12,000
20 Penny Pendo-bee-no £8,500
21 Industrious £14,000
22 ‘Manchester Movement’ Bee £8,000
23 Bee-vina McCall £11,500
24 A Worker Bee’s Work is Never Done £25,000
25 Hilda Bugden £12,150
26 Mr Bee’nn £11,500
27 A City Transformed £9,750
28 The Tears of Ra £15,000
29 Maker Bee £12,500
30 Doing the Waggle Dance £15,500
31 Love £17,000
32 SuperBee £16,500
33 Dazzle Bee £25,200
34 To Bee or not to Bee £13,500
35 Bee Here Now £16,000
36 Manchester’s Buzz £12,500
37 BZZX!! £12,500
38 Busy Bee £11,000
39 I Wanna Bee Adored £17,000
40 Gravit-Bee £10,500
41 Workee £10,000
42 My Heart Belongs in this Place £23,000
43 HoneyBoo £13,000
44 Rutherford, Turing and Beyond! £14,000
45 Urban Jungle Bee £15,500
46 Pablo Bee-Casso £16,000
47 Manchester – the Place to ‘Bee’ £27,000
48 Buzzwig van Bee-thovan £17,100
49 The Drip-bee £9,800
50 Manchester STEM Bee £22,000
51 Bee United £31,000
52 I’d Rather Bee Cycling £12,000
53 Mike Summer-Bee £25,000
54 Distiller-bee £17,500
55 Cottonopolis £17,000
56 Benny the Bee £10,000
57 80 Years Around the World £12,000
58 Not too Shab-bee £12,500
59 Hac ‘BEE’ enda £20,000
60 The Honey Dome £16,000
61 Beedazzle £22,000
62 The BeeHolder £13,000
63 Bee Live in MCR £22,000
64 Bling Bee £20,000
65 The Homing Bee £13,000
66 AuBee £22,000
67 The Federation Bee £13,000
68 ‘Bee Lieve’ in Manchester £16,000
69 Lock Keeper’s Bee £13,500
70 USBee £19,500
71 Bee-YOU-ti-ful £12,300
72 Bee-sy Rider £12,200
73 Love is the Honey £18,000
74 Steam-Powered Bee £15,500
75 Bee-bop-a-raver £19,000
76 The Birds and the Bees £13,500
77 Bee Back Soon £13,500
78 Blank Bee and artist commission £22,000
Bee in the City 2018

Bee in the City 2018