Live From The Hive honey pots raise funds for Forever Manchester

Hard Rock Cafe hosted an invite only #LiveFromTheHive Bee Launch auction on Monday 20th October, raising over £700 for Forever Manchester and other local charities.

The event marked the first yield of honey to be harvested from the bee hives on the iconic roof garden at The Printworks, which sit alongside Bez from the Happy Mondays’ hives, famously known as Bez’s Bees.

We attended the event alongside Bez, who was amongst the special guests in attendance, as were representatives from the Manchester and District Beekeepers Association and The Booth Centre for the Homeless.

Manchester street artist, Mancsy has designed special edition labels for 30 of the honey jars, which were auctioned off at the event to raise money for ourselves and The Booth Centre.

Of the 30 limited edition jars, we were gifted number 25, signed by Mancsy to recognise or 25th year anniversary.

The honey was harvested earlier this month and bottled-up and labelled on-site at Hard Rock Cafe in a process that took 24 hours.

Emma Livingstone, Sales, Marketing and Events Manager at Hard Rock Cafe and Forever Manchester Ambassador commented: “As part of Hard Rock Cafe Manchester’s ‘SAVE THE PLANET’ commitment, we have collaborated with The Printworks to create an oasis on the roof, and we’re so excited to share the produce of this oasis with the public.

“We enjoyed welcoming guests to our auction and we are thrilled that the special edition jars helped to raise lots of money for Forever Manchester and The Booth Centre, two fantastic local causes.”

Mancsy commented: “My tag is an industrious Mancunian bee with hazard warning stripes as a nod to the creativity of the city today, so I naturally couldn’t resist collaborating with The Printworks and Hard Rock Cafe to design the honey label. I often make designs or donate work to good causes and was pleased to discover the honey was helping two really valuable local charities. It’s great to ‘bee’ involved.”