HCBC Events…

The Haywood County Beekeeper Chapter (HCBC) meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Haywood County Extension Center, located at 589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville, NC 28785, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

If you are not a member of the hive, or your membership expired and you would like to renew it, then print and fill out the membership form and either mail it to our office or bring it to our next monthly meeting. Our agenda is below.

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Members who are  present at the monthly meetings will be eligible for a door prize, refreshments will be served, and guests are always welcome to join us. In the event of inclement weather, meetings will be canceled per the Haywood County school closings schedule. All meeting dates are subject to change, due to availability of speakers and/or conflict with holidays.





Tuesday - January 2, 2023

David Kirkland

Monthly Meeting- (7 PM), Bear fencing around the Apiary

Tuesday - February 7, 2023

Allison Wisely, Honey and the Hive

Monthly Meeting (7 PM), Presentation

Tuesday - March 7, 2023

Seth Hill

Monthly Meeting (7 PM),

Saturday - March 4, 2023

Allen Blanton, David Zachary, Lewis Cauble, Beth Sain,  Rick Queen, Keith Stiles

  • 2023 Beekeeping School (8:00 AM- 4:30 PM), this year we are conducting an "onsite" school for new beekeepers with a Field Day to be held about April 22 and the time to be determined. To register, use our HCBC membership form. Cost $60/person or $80 per couple (with one textbook) or $100 if you required two textbooks. High school students - $30
  • Catered lunch and snacks included.
  • Registration fee includes 2023 membership in the Haywood County Bee Chapter and enrollment in a raffle for a package of live bees (value $140).

Tuesday - April 4, 2023

Lewis Cauble, NC Honey Bee Inspector

Monthly Meeting  (7 PM), -Lewis Cauble will speak about honey bee brood patterns and varroa mites.

Saturday - April 22, 2023

Allen Blanton, David Zachary,

Beekeeping School Field Day , to be held onsite at ZBees Apiary from 12 PM - 2 PM. Please RSVP to Allen (brotherallenapiary@gmail.com) or Zach (webmaster@hcbees.org) if you plan to attend.

Tuesday - May 2, 2023

Tucker Worley

Monthly Meeting (7 PM), Queens and queen events.

Tuesday - June 6, 2023

Scott Davis, Buncombe County Beekeepers

Monthly Meeting (7 PM), Scott will be speaking on his experiences brining the AZ Slovenian hives to Buncombe County as well as efforts of a number of Buncombe County queen breeders to bring VSH strains into Buncombe County.

Tuesday - July 4, 2023

No scheduled meeting


Tuesday - August 1, 2023

Lewis Cauble - NC State Honey Bee Inspector

Monthly Meeting (7 PM), prepping for winter taking care of mites, etc.

Tuesday - September 5, 2023

Jesse Robinson

Monthly Meeting (7 PM), Jesse, of Blue Ridge Bee Company,  will be speaking about what is currently happening the commercial bee yard.

Tuesday - October 3, 2023


Monthly Meeting (7 PM), TBD

Tuesday - November 7, 2023

David Zachary - HCC Beekeeping Instructor, HCBC Webmaster

Monthly Meeting (7 PM),  Location:  At the lodge on Camp Schuab Road. Zach will bee speaking about Protozoan and Viral Honey Bee Diseases and and how these diseases infect and affect the western honey bee colony.

Tuesday - December 5, 2023

Annual Holiday Meal

Holiday Meal  (6 PM)- Join the Haywood County Beekeepers Club to celebrate the season with your fellow beekeepers.

Friendship, food, and fun. Prizes too!

Please bring your favorite dish or dessert to share.

**The club will provide the meat**    

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