The bee is the symbol of Manchester and seven bees were incorporated in to the city’s Coat of Arms in 1842 at the end of the Industrial Revolution.
Workers in the textile mills were compared to bees in their hives and the term ‘busy bee’ remains synonymous with the ideas of industriousness, perseverance, and team work.
After the recent Manchester Terrorist bombing. Hundreds queued for bee tattoos as a show of solidarity against the bombers.
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