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Bee Hive Live Stream

Bee Hive Cameras Live Stream

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 Honey produced by our […]

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Sir David Richards, Patron of Volition

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 […]

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Beekeeping newsletter 14th May 2020

What a difference a year makes! As I wander through the silence of the Cathedral, making my way to the spiral staircase that will take me to the roof, I am reminded that only a year ago we were celebrating Manchester City’s Premier League title win. The Cathedral was bustling with people and equipment the […]

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Adopt a Bee to support Volition!

Adopt a bee cafe window space

The Printworks, Manchester’s well-loved entertainment complex, are supporting Volition by allowing adults and children alike to adopt a bee from one of their hives!

Their roof is home to over 100,00 honey bees, all of who can be adopted. For a minimum of £2 each, the newly adoptive parents are able to name their bee and have their name(s) placed on a commemorative window in the Manchester Cathedral Visitors Centre.

All money raised will support Volition and allow us to help people get back in to work through our structured programme. Thank you to The Printworks team for choosing Volition as your charity, and a huge thank you to everybody who has adopted a bee so far.

To adopt a bee, please visit:

For more information, please contact the Volition office by emailing or by telephoning 0161 833 2220 (Ext. 242).

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