Sunday, August 26, 2018

Bee in the City

We were back in Manchester over the weekend for Pride.  Manchester was the first industrialised city and the work bee has long represented the Mancunian work ethic.

The Bee in the City trail runs this year from 23 July to 23 September with over a 100 super-sized bees located across the city.

It is sponsored by the Manchester City Council and at the end, the bees will be auctioned off to raise money for the Lord Mayor of Manchester's We Love MCR Charity.

Many of the bees are quite detailed and pay tribute to the city's history.  Quite similar to the Berlin Bears and the Innsbruck Easter eggs.

There's a mobile app available with a map and information about each of the bees.  It's kind of a shame that the bees are only a temporary feature.  I wonder how much money they will raise for charity.

Update:  In October the bees were actioned off and the city raised £1,1 million (about $1.4M) for charity.

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