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The Council and democracy The Manchester Bee

The Manchester worker bee is one of the best-known symbols of Manchester and has been an emblem for the city for over 150 years.  The bee denotes Mancunians’ hard work ethic and the city being a hive of activity. It has also come to represent the sense of unity in our great city.

We hold registered trade marks for various iterations of the bee. To see the full Manchester bee guidelines for licensees for using the bee image, download and view our online guide

Full details can be found at the Intellectual Property Office webpage.


3233516, Manchester Bee

3234995, Manchester Bee

3263813, Manchester Bee

3263816, Manchester Bee

3235005, Manchester Bee

3233696, Manchester Bee

3233642, Manchester Bee

3233525, Manchester Bee

327252, Manchester Bee

327252, Manchester Bee

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