Due to its industrial past, the representation of Manchester is the working bee. As part of the Bee in the City programme, through the span of nine weeks, a collection of over 100 exclusively designed large bee-sculptures and more than 130 similarly attractive, and enchanting little bee statues have taken habitat in public attractions in Manchester. These artistic figures are positioned in; hospitals, shopping centres, galleries, libraries and parks along a Manchester wide, free art trail. The programme offers a hive of activities. It encourages individuals to navigate their way through the trail and spot the working bees, whilst absorbing the historic and architectural surroundings in Manchester.