Welcome to Our Hive…

We would like to welcome all beekeepers to visit the Haywood County Beekeepers Chapter (HCBC) of the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association and it is our hope that the information contained in this website will enlighten and inspire about honeybees. Our goal is to offer information and encouragement to beekeepers of all levels as together we learn and grow in our desire to care for bees as we help our local community to understand more about these busy pollinators of the environment.

Haywood County Beekeepers Chapter (HCBC)

 The Chapter is beginning its eighth year as a bee club and has grown to over a hundred honeybee enthusiasts; mostly as hobbyists who manage only a few hives. However, the club does have members who are master beekeepers with varying ranges of expertise, some of these members have over forty-years of beekeeping experience. During any typical HCBC meeting, you will find beekeepers who share a common interest in learning more about bees and their habitat, while sharing knowledge with others in the club.

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General Information

Monthly Meetings

First Tuesday at 7:00 PM


Haywood County
Cooperative Extension

589 Raccoon Road
Waynesville, NC 28786

Mailing Address:

Haywood County
Beekeepers Chapter

P.O. Box 1391

Clyde, NC 28721

As beekeepers, we understand the impact that bees have on the environment and on our society, because honeybees pollinate crops that are responsible for one out of every three bites of food that people consume. From a national perspective, this represents a fruit, vegetable, and crop industry totaling more than $14 billion dollars that allows local communities to grow food. Additionally, honeybees pollinate many plants in the natural landscape, And, there is always lots of honey to go around. Below are a few of the annual activities and services that the Haywood County Beekeepers Chapter provides to its members and the community:


NC Extension OfficeHoneybee Swarm Removal TeamBuzz us if you need help with honeybees……

Become a Member of the HCBC Hive

Find a Bee MentorInspecting HoneybeesTyree Kiser talking about splits.Next Meeting

November 2020 | Date and time TBD


The Haywood County Beekeepers will have their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 2, at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will be online and you must register at the EventBrite site.


The speaker/topic this month will be Michelle Mejia, owner of MORAL BEES.  Michelle is an Appalachian Microbreeder of honey bee queens.  She will be sharing not only a little about herself, but also about Treatment Free Queen Production.


Remember you must register with EventBrite. Then, when you receive confirmation from EventBrite you will have to register for this specific meeting with zoom.  If you have issues you can always contact me at bill_skelton@ncsu.edu.



Dr. Bill Skelton,

Haywood County Extension Director

One of our favorite club activities is recruiting new beekeepers. You can join the hive by completing an HCBC membership form and mail it to Haywood County Bee Club, PO Box 1391, Clyde, NC 28721, along with a check for the amount indicated on the application. Better yet, print out the membership form and bring it to one of our monthly meetings!

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Haywood County Extension Center. Guests are always welcome to come and enjoy the buzzing activity, because we care about sharing beekeeping knowledge with each other, and our community.

Greg Rogers, a visiting commercial beekeeper, discussing brood enhancement. Saskaraz honeybee - hive inspection
Home Board Members Bee Educated Bee Gardens Apiaries HCBC Events Vendors Resources Location
Haywood County Beekeepers Chapter of the NC  State Beekeepers Association
Home Board Members Bee Educated Bee Gardens Apiaries HCBC Events Vendors Resources Location