Canon Adrian Rhodes has joined the Volition team as our Volunteer Bee Coordinator. Known as the “Canon Apiarist” at Manchester Cathedral Adrian has been a beekeeper since 2011, keeping bees at home, on the roof of Manchester Cathedral and is mentor to our volunteers who look after the Beehives at Manchester Cathedral and the Printworks. […]Read More
Sir David Richards has become a patron of Volition Community following a visit last year to see the work of this charity. Welcoming Sir David, the Dean of Manchester thanked Sir David for his commitment to this programme which runs from Manchester and Liverpool Cathedrals. Sir David, encouraged at the outcomes of this programme of […]Read More
A short video showcasing Manchester Cathedral Bees by Adam York Gregory Manchester Cathedral Bees from Adam York Gregory on Vimeo. Bee Hive Cameras We currently have two bee hive cameras upon the flat roof of Manchester Cathedral, click on the play button below to view the bees and their hives. Heavenly […]Read More
Smile everyone, say bees. Volition Volunteers harvesting the first batch of Heavenly Honey in 2019 ably assisted by our very own Dean Govender. August sees the start of the honey season so this week has seen volition volunteers transporting the first of the frames of honey off the cathedral roof and down the medieval staircase for extraction.
Dress code was strictly hygiene with everyone looking the part in hairnets and aprons. With the first stage of Heavenly Honey production completed the first jars of 2019 will soon be available.