This exhibition at Manchester Museum considers the importance of bees to life on earth. Albert Einstein predicted that man would only live four years after bees and artist, photographer and film-maker Megan Powell explores this idea, imagining life where bees have become extinct. Focusing on Manchester’s well-loved emblem, After the Bees includes photographs and films of urban honeybee hives across the city, interviews with academics, bee-keepers, ecologists and sustainability experts. Detailed, magnified specimens captured using electron microscopes at The University of Manchester’s School of Materials are also on display. An eco-themed exhibition, Extinction or Survival, runs alongside in the Museum. Read our preview.

Wed 16 Nov 2016 – Jul 2017, Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL. Tel: 0161 275 2648, times vary, FREE,

Wed 16 Nov - Mon 31 Jul
Ruth Allan
Published on:
Sat 2 Jul 2016