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-
First Tuesday at 7:00 PM
April 7, 2020 -
589 Raccoon Road
Waynesville, NC 28786
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:
April 7, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
The April meeting of the Haywood County Beekeepers will be held online at 7:00 p.m. Note: This will not be a face to face, in person meeting. We will be using an online platform called Zoom. If you have never used Zoom before you will want to click in to the meeting about 15-
The topic and speaker for the April meeting will be an "Ask an Expert" panel consisting of Lewis Cauble, Allen Blanton, Tyree Kiser, and Bill Skelton, with maybe another one or two experts possibly available. If your computer has a microphone you will be able verbally ask a question. Your will need to enter your questions in the "chat" box.
To join the April meeting click this link, go.ncsu.edu/april-
I am looking forward to this month's meeting for the information, and to try out this new meeting platform. With the current climate surrounding the Covid-
Dr. Bill Skelton,
Haywood County Extension Director
March 26 at 3:00 PM
Hive Inspection Online
Due to the Coronavirus and restrictions on face to face meetings, we will not be conducting the usual annual Hive Health Inspections. Since we will not be able to conduct those in person, Lewis Cauble, NCDA&CS Bee Inspector, will be my guest on a Facebook Live event at 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 26. He will be checking for mites, other pests, and overall health status of the hive. Join us on the NC Cooperative Extension, Haywood County FaceBook page. If you cannot join us during the event itself, it will be posted to the same page immediately following. Tune in and see how the inspectors conduct a Hive Inspection.
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.
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