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.

Fresh harvested honeycomb in a bowl.

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

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!

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:


HCBC Meeting Mar 2017 - 72 beekeeper's presentHoneybee Swarm Removal TeamHelp is just a flight away…Bee Girl Buzzing

Girl… I’m so glad to bee out of that package and in our new hive…

Yeah… let’s rest awhile, then fly over and see what’s buzzing at the HCBC hive, during their next meeting or event.

Consider Becoming a Member of the HCBC Hive

Find a Bee Mentor

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.

Honeybee on milkweed

Our next meeting will be on January 08, 2019, beginning at 6:00 PM. Plan on attending!

New member Frank Holder recently won several ribbons in the honey judging contests at the state and county fairs. Frank won the following awards:


 Frank is proof that one does not have to have years of beekeeping experience in order to do well in beekeeping. His efforts to do his best in apiary management have given way to these outstanding awards.

Frank Holder NC State Awards

Bill Skelton      Frank Holder       Rick Queen

County Agent      1st Year Beekeeper       HCBC President


2018 State and County Winner…
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