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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 […]

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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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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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Volition meet the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester

Volition meet the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester

On Wednesday the 6th December 18 Volition staff and volunteers were kindly invited to use the Yang Sing located in the Trafford Centre By Gerry Yeung the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester. Gerry was in full uniform including sword to present volition volunteers from the last group with their certificates of completion. This was followed […]

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Salvi's & Heavenly Honey

Manchester Cathedral’s Heavenly Honey Menu at Salvi’s

Courtesy of Nigel Barlow November 23, 2017 Salvi’s Corn Exchange has a treat in store for honey lovers with the launch of a special new menu featuring a range of dishes made with Manchester Cathedral’s Heavenly Honey. The unique menu includes dishes such as beetroot ravioli filled with ricotta and honey in a roasted pine nut, honey […]

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Amie's Kitchen Food

Amie’s Kitchen Recipes

Below you will see a list of Amie’s Kitchen Recipes available to help people who attend the volition course with basic cooking skills but mainly to show them that you can cook various meals within a inexpensive budget and stretch them pennies further. Recipes   Check back for more recipes!

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Amie's Kitchen

Amie’s kitchen

Here at volition we decided that we should make available cooking sessions to help people who attend the volition course with basic cooking skills but mainly to show them that you can cook various meals within a inexpensive budget and stretch them pennies further. We wanted to give people the insight to how easy and […]

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Salvi’s and Manchester Cathedral join forces, giving an Italian twist to the Cathedral’s Heavenly Honey!

Salvi’s and Manchester Cathedral join forces, giving an Italian twist to the Cathedral’s Heavenly Honey!

Maurizio Cecco of Salvi’s recently found himself on the roof of Manchester Cathedral surrounded by beehives… Nope, this isn’t the beginning of a joke, but rather the start of a real labour of love project joining Salvi’s and Manchester Cathedral together to add an Italian twist to the Cathedral’s very own organic Heavenly Honey, which […]

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Candle Making

Volunteer candle making at the Cathedral

This time of year the bee colonies are shrinking in preparation for winter.  They cluster in a tight ball to keep themselves and the queen warm until Spring.  At the cathedral, we do all we can to help the bees survive the winter – insulate the hives, feed them sugar, and treat for any pests […]

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Heavenly Honey Produce

Volition help Heavenly Honey Produce 2017

Over the past 12 months Volition has helped tend to the 5 beehives on the Cathedral roof top. The start of autumn brought about us extracting the honey from the hives and produced over 200 pounds of liquid gold producing around 400 jars of ‘Heavenly Honey’. This was a good exercise for our volunteers and […]

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Volition Team -John Emsley, Amie Smith, Tony Maunder and Andy Pierce

Nominated for a best partnership working award

We were nominated for a ‘best partnership working’ award at this years financial inclusion conference and came runner up! Reason for the nomination / how does the nomination meet the award category? The Manchester College (TMC) has a strong and strategic relationship with Volition; The Manchester Cathedral Volunteer Programme, an independent charity chaired by The […]

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Amber

Amber Sanchez has joined Volition

Amber Sanchez has joined Volition as a Deputy Beekeeper, she gained her teacher’s qualification at Cambridge University and has worked in the education and heritage sectors.  She is a freelance artist, specialising in ceramics and graphics, and supplies various outlets including Affleck’s, The Royal Exchange Craft Shop, and Salford Lads Club. She has always loved […]

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Salford Mayor Visits Volition

Salford Mayor Paul Dennett visits Volition

The Salford Mayor Paul Dennett visited Volition to see what we do and talk about our expansion to Salford Cathedral at the end of this year. We visited the Printworks roof top to show him what our volunteers do with the bee keeping and fruit and vegetable garden. He put a bee suit on and […]

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