13 Feb 2017

Why the Bee symbol is linked with Manchester?

Ever thought about why the Bee symbol is linked with Manchester?

It’s hard to cross the street in the City Centre without seeing a bee; it’s on bollards, planters and litter bins you name it!

The bee is the symbol of Manchester and seven bees were incorporated in to the city’s Coat of Arms in 1842 at the end of the Industrial Revolution.

It is also said ?workers in the textile mills were compared to bees in their hives and the term ‘busy bee’ remains synonymous with the ideas of industriousness, perseverance, and team work to this day.

It is also know for a lot of mancs to get this ‘ worker bee ‘ tattooed as a symbol of being proud to be mancunian. Have you or a loved one been tattooed? If so make sure to send us your bee ink to our Twitter or Facebook page.

Thanks for reading!