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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)

 Since 2012, HCBC 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 certified,  journeyman, or 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:

Haywood County Beekeepers Chapter logoBuzz us if you need help with honeybees……Find a Bee Mentor

July 13, 2024

Field Day, 2-4 P.M. at Rick Queens Apiary located at 96 Henson Cove Rd Canton, NC.

Allen Blanton, Vice-President

Haywood County Chapter Bee Club

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.

If you need a new colony of friends and beekeepers, then HCBC invites you to join our colony of beeks. We are always ready to expand, so we can pollinate the community with the sweet aroma of beekeeping.

Become a Member of the Colony
Next Meeting
Honeybee Swarm Removal Team HCBC honey extractor Tyree Kiser discussing splits.

Tyree Kiser discussing “How to Conduct Splits

HCBC needs more “worker bees” to join our colony.

Consider becoming a new member.

REMEMBER to continue your Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with varroa mite checks and consider what treatment(s) you may need to apply.

The threshold is 3% (9 mites) for a sampling of 300 bees.

FEED, FEED, FEED if necessary!

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