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 […]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
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 […]Read More
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 show them enterprise skills such as the price of a jar to the design of the labels through to the end product.
We converted the training room into a mobile bottling facility for the day and worked as part of a team to set up a production line with one person pouring the honey into a jar and measuring the weight then another team member wipes the excess honey from the jar then another team member puts the lid and label on them. each jar is numbered and noted down then boxed for order throughout Greater Manchester.
We asked one of our volunteers for feedback and she said ‘I learned so much from this experience. Working with fellow team mates and seeing the finished product made me feel proud. I recently I have been thinking about how to answer questions in an interview situation and this has given me a brilliant example’.