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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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Cooking session making chicken pie

Chicken Pie

The latest cooking session was hosted by HIVE HOSPITALITY by one of the Directors Adam Russell. We made chicken pie which the group loved.  Adam Russell spent his time talking the group through what he was doing and how they could amend the ingredients at home for a different taste or style of pie. He spoke about his 20 years experience as a Chef


  • 500g of Boned & skinless chicken thighs
  • 100g Button mushrooms
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 leek
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2x chicken stock cube
  • 3 springs of thyme
  • small bunch of parsley
  • white pepper and table salt
  • puff pastry block
  • 2 eggs
  • splash of milk



  • 1 large saucepan
  • 1 deep dish to cook pie in
  • 1 rolling pin
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 pastry brush


Dice onion an leek an put in sauce pan to soften
Add mushrooms and garlic
Mix both stock cubes with kettle water to cover ingredients
then add chicken thighs and allow to simmer for 25/30mins
chicken should then crumble apart
add mixer to pie dish apply pastry over the top of dish an brush with a mixed egg and pop in the oven for around 20 mins at gas mark 5 until golden.

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