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
August 4, 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:
August 4, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
Online with Zoom
The Haywood County Beekeepers will hold their monthly meeting via Zoom at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 4. Lewis Cauble, NCDA&CS Bee Inspector will be presenting the program on "Varroa Management." To successfully over-
First, if you plan to harvest honey you will need to get it done soon. The Sourwood flow should be ending any day, and you certainly do not want to harvest any goldenrod or aster honey (you can leave that for the bees). After harvesting honey be sure to only provide your bees the space they can adequately take care of or you are just asking for hive beetle or wax moth damage.
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.
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