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Forever Manchester

Adopt a Bee & raise money for Forever Manchester

Our Adopt a Bee campaign is raising money in aid of Forever Manchester and the great work they do to support our Greater Manchester communities. 

Bees are a symbol of our Mancunian spirit to keep calm and carry on, even in the toughest of times. As we face another lockdown to stay safe, please support our Greater Manchester community by adopting a bee – why not adopt it for someone who has kept your spirits up in the last year? 

Forever Manchester raises money to fund and support more than 1,000 community projects across Greater Manchester each year. 

Fancy bee-coming an adoptive parent or gifting to the honey in your life? We’re home to more than 100,000 honey bees and four queen bees – so there’s more than enough!  

Head to our JustGiving page and you’ll make it onto our swarm of fame below. 

Here’s our newly adoptive bee parents!

Christina H


Katharine C

Joan and Bob Bee

Claire H

Bee-utiful Ellie

Val C

Bee positive


Hannah & Ian

Sara-Lauren Broughton

My bee will be called Bobby 🐝

Charlotte Jarvis

Adoption of five bees, names to be Callum, Cole, Bliss, Lennon and Minehead xxxxx

Sally Quinn

Jeffrey the bee

Rai and Kassidy

Queen Bee Gorticia


Can I adopt a queen bee for my mum, Jane and name the bee Beverley, in memory of her sister please. Merry Christmas 🙂


Sting adopted.

Stephanie Gunn

8 bees adopted- Bear, Dinky, Matilda, Higgins, Carr, Michelle, Ellen, Rachel


Named for Wendy, Layton, Hollie, Jaden, Zach, Ava, Eve, Amaya and Rain.

Tate Radford-Reid

Obee Wan Kanobee

Chlöe Banks

With love always x

Karen Kennedy

Best place in the World With Love Xxx

Claire Leaman

Please can I adopt a Queen Bee? Her name is Bee2Bee

Lola Dalfen

Please can I name my bee ‘Barnabee’ And my adoptive mum is Lola age 9

Keely Dalfen

Please can I have two bees 🐝 named Bill and Eunice

Anne-Marie Wadsworth

Please could I have two bees, names Mary and Alf. Thank you x


Queen bee please, Margot.

Ellie Sandiford

Please can a worker bee be called Blue.

Brent-James Pinder

Please can I have: Michael Bumblé, Raptchi, Myah, Preston-James.

Karen Mc

Please can I adopt a bee for my friend Lisa C, called Bloombee


Isobel, Happy Birthday! I here by gift you a lovely fluffy bee named BumBel xxxxxx

Ailsa Laverty

Four workers bees, please – Paul Laverty (Scottie), Cath Stobbart, Jack Stobbart and Philip Stobbart. Thanks! X


Adopt a Bee named Rachael Zahra

Rachel Walker

I’d like to adopt a 🐝 and call it Bella Gambee for my lovely friend Su Mace

Rachel Walker

I’d like to adopt a 🐝 for my amazing husband Andy Walker. I’d like to call his 🐝 Guy Garbee 😃

Su Mace

I’d like to adopt a 🐝 and call it MOONBEE for you beautiful friend Rachel Walker ♥️

Liz B

Five bees please – Maz, Kate, Ebby, Nor and Jose.

Pat B

I would love to adopt 3 🐝 please for my 3 fantastic grandchildren Lewis, Jessica and Olivia. Love you all lots x

Tracey Green

I’d like a adopt a bee for my lovely friend and call it Stephabee McCartney 🐝 ❤️

Angela Towers

I would like to sponsor a bee for Ellie Booth and I would like the bee to be called EllieBoo

Vickie Butcher

I would like to adopt 4 bee’s for The Butcher family called – Steve, Vic, Emily and Grace Butcher


I’d like to adopt 3 bees please… 1) Louise, Dave and Olivia Cooper xx 2) Kath and John Jaunbocus xx 3) Daniel and Claire Jaunbocus xx

Guy Whitehead

I’d like to adopt a bee and call It Mandy

Sofia Micklewright

Can I adopt 10 bees and call them collectively the Buzzbee Babes. Adopted by Sofia, Phil and Ivan


3 bees please for Kathryn Lindsay (Nana) Esme McHendry (Big Cousin) Alex Lindsay (Little Cousin)


4 bees please – Chris, Andy, Claire and Nataloe


Two bees please. One for my self (Paul) and one for Ben.


Hi can I adopt 5 bees and Call them Mary, Steve, Callum, Lucy and Andrew. Named after and adopted for my family x

Sally Sevens

I would love to name a bee (Bessy) for my daughter Meg Sevens x love you x

Lucy Pilkington

Three bees please – one each for me, my Mum, and my Dad. I’d like to name them: Honey Buzz Stripes

Helen Shaw

I’ve adopted 15 Can they bee called Hellybee Whatever Will fwellington Bee-witched Wanna-bee Liver Bee Burnley Bee Barbee Bertie Bee Beetroot Waspish Chazbee Jimbeem Rachbee CeeBee


I miss you Manchester but you always have a special place in my heart. AVC Lux 2020

Sarah Jane Hird

One bee please for myself called Mrs Hird

Scarlett Currie

Two bees. Please can they be called Patrycja and Scarlett. Thankyou!

Geraldine Harris

2 bees please, called Mildred and Patricia!

Helen Clayton

A Bee called Steve for my Dad x


Can I have a Queen Bee and name her Sting.

Erica Odonnell


Holly Atkinson

Please call this bee Dave, for my Grandad! Happy Birthday Grandad! xxx

Adrian Bibby

Two bees please Marcie and Reuben.

Paul Wilson

4 Bee’s please. Lukeyluke-adoptive parent Luke Quinn. Carlton-adoptive parent Carlton Quinn. Nicola-adoptive parent Nicola Bennett. Wilson-adoptive parent Paul Wilson.

Rachel Killeen

I’d like to adopt 4 bees: Parent: Ethan Killeen – Bee name: Herbert Parent: Freya Killeen – Bee name: Kiki Bee Parent: Lewis Killeen – Bee name: Buzzy Parent: Rachel Killeen – Bee name: Tier Bee

Barbara Williams

7 Bees please named after my grandchildren Liv, Fin, Barney, Luca, Asher, Quin and Una. They are all amazing just like bees.

Diane Knowles

Please name the bee Jack after my dad

Tracey Green

I’d like to adopt a bee for one of my best friends and call it Bee-ter O’Horan 🐝

Pete Horan

I would like to name my bee after my very good pal who has looked out for me since I became ill. I wish to name my bee Tracey Scrogg-bee.

Pete Horan

I would like the name my bee Abbie for my top niece on her 18th birthday

Pete Horan

I would like to name my bee after my mint niece Josie and call it Jose-bee. Merry Christmas.

Frank Rimmer

Can our 🐝 be named Molly please? My amazing daughter was born in Wythenshawe hospital and accidentally but cooly has the initials MCR Molly Catherine Rimmer

Bernie HH

Dan Healiss Dan-Bee Beeliss x

Bernie HH

Barbara Holness. 🐝 Marl-E-Bee 💕

Bernie HH

Sally Larkin 🐝 Salbee 🤩

Pete Horan

Please name my bee Jim in memory of my friend Rachel Hicklin’s dad. Thanks.


Two bees Winter and Babaloo

Annalyse Corlyon-Goudeau

I’d like to call my bee Deborah after my lovely Mum! 🐝 Deborah means “Bee” in Hebrew 🍯 Happy Christmas Mum! 🎄 Love Annalyse Corlyon-Goudeau

ERM Christmas Challenge winners

We would like to adopt a Queen Bee please called Bee-y McBeeface. and 6 bees. The bees to be called David, Ruth, Suzanne, Megan, Al and Charlie please. ERM Christmas party challenge winners!

Holly & Pete

Nina Bee


Five bees for Susan Andrews. Sophie, Kynan, Dregon, Kayleigh & Claire

Tim Healiss

Four bees: My brave brother in law Pete: Chestybee, my lovely dad: The Donbee, my brilliant son Dannybee and my still amazing wife Berniebee.

Bernie HH

For Drena Cully my dearest friend. 🐝 Beena Bee 💕


I would like to name my bee Aurora