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Intermediate Bee School UPDATE

Allen Blanton, President of the Haywood County Beekeeping Association and Mr. Weaver will be presenting at the 2nd session of the Intermediate Bee School this Thursday night at 6:30 pm.

Mr. Phil Holbert will be presenting Thursday, March 27th.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you Thursday!

For more information or to register for the Bee School click here.

Annual Bee School..

Intermediate Bee School

WHEN: Thursdays  March 13th, 20th, 27th, & April 3rd – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                               

WHERE: The Haywood County Extension Center at 589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville, NC 28786 (off Route 276, 2 miles South of Waynesville).

2014 Intermediate School Application


March 13, 2014     Kim Flottum (Editor of Bee Culture Magazine) – Splits, Robbing and Swarms

March 20, 2014     Jack Hanel – Diseases and Pesticides

March 27, 2014     Allen Blanton/Dan Weaver – Queen Rearing

April 3rd, 2014    Phil Holbert – Hive Management – A Year in Review

Cost: Haywood County Bee members…..$20    Non-members…..$40

In the event of snow or icy roads we will call about rescheduling

We will have door prizes and refreshments! Plus – we will be raffling off a package of bees (value $100)

For more info call…. Beginner’s….Tyree @ 421-1000 or Bill @ 456-3575

Intermediate….Kathy @ 279-5614 or Brother Allen @ 400-1735

Registration forms can be picked up at the Haywood County Extension Center in Waynesville

A Note From Kathy……

Hello beekeepers!!

We are planning new and great happenings this year.  This will be one time you do not want to miss our monthly meetings!!

As u know my time has expired as your President, but I will continue to work and be a part of your bee association. We have accomplished a lot but there is much education to do with each other and the public. I look forward to talking with you SO come by and see me at the Orchard.

BEE GOOD.buzzybee_01


Hello Beekeepers and welcome 2014 beekeeping year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a glorious bringing in of the New Year.allenb

I am excited about being the president of our club and look forward to a great year.  January may seem like there is not much going on, yet it is a very important month in our beekeeping year.  There are few things that the beekeeper should be doing…

1.    Check the weight of your hive (45 to 60 pounds of honey should be available)
2.    Check the entrance to see if there is any blockage. (if there is any blockage remove any dead bees or any other debris)
3.    Ventilation should be made for the hive to keep moisture at a bare minimum.  Hives need to be dry.  (I usually keep an empty queen cage at the back and underneath the telescoping lid.)
4.    Place an order for new bees or queens as well as new equipment that you may need.
 5.    And of course make plans to attend our monthly meeting, which is the first Tuesday night of the month at the Extension office in Waynesville, NC.
We would like to invite you to our annual bee school held at the extension.

This year we will be hosting two schools (Beginners and Intermediate). The dates are as follow…

Beginners Bee School: February 22nd – 8:30 am to 4 pm
The cost will be $35.00 which includes membership to our club.
 We will also have a field day in April.  We will be giving away a free package of bees to the winner of our drawing of all those that are paid registered attendee.

Intermediate Bee School: March 13th, 20th, 27th, and April 3rd – 6:30- 8:30 pm
We will meet for four Thursday nights starting in March.  The cost will be $40.
Special rate for members of Haywood County Beekeepers Club…$20.00
You can participate in our raffle of package bees. 6 tickets for $5 or $1 per ticket.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our meeting scheduled.

Brother Allen
President of Haywood County Beekeepers Association

Kim Flottum Coming to Haywood County


Saturday, September 7, 2013
at 6:30 P.M. (doors open at 6:00 P.M.)
Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKim is editor of Bee Culture, a magazine that covers the practical side of keeping honey bees, whether one or two colonies in your backyard or urban rooftop, or managing them by the hundreds or thousands. Since taking over the helm of the magazine, Kim has worked with a variety of beekeeping organizations. He was President of his local club, the Medina County Beekeepers for over a dozen years, served as Vice President and then President of The Ohio State Beekeepers for another dozen years, and has been Director, President and Chairman of the Board of the Eastern Apicultural Society, the largest regional beekeeping organization in the U.S. Kim has written 3 books: Backyard Beekeeper, Honey Handbook, and Better Beekeeping.

Suggested Donation: $5 (Visitors), Free (Paid HCBC Members)

Directions: Check the Community Colleges web page for directions…, or log on to the Haywood County Beekeepers Association web page…

For more information: Contact Kathy Taylor, (828) 279-5614

Sponsored by: Haywood County Beekeepers and Haywood County Extension Center