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Haywood County Beekeepers Chapter of the NC  State Beekeepers Association


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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 has 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 2018 agenda is as follows:

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Members who are  present at the monthly meetings will be eligible for a door prize. In addition, refreshments will be served and guests are always welcome to join us during our meetings. 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 the availability of speakers and/or conflict with holidays.


Monthly meetings start at 7 p.m.




Tuesday January 02 2018

Jim Coller

Africanized Bees - What are they, their history, and their threat to NC?

Saturday January 27 2018

Bill Skelton, Rick Queen

Beginning Beekeeping School from 8:30 to 4:00 at the County Extension Center.

Tuesday February 06 2018

Dr. Beverly Collins, WCU

Bees and Flowers - A study of bees and their relationship with flowers, while looking at types of nectar, pollen, etc.

Tuesday - March 6, 2018

Sarah McKinney, Wild Mountain Bees

Winter Recovery - Requeening - why, when, and how.

Tuesday - April 3, 2018

Tyree Kiser

Splits - Why do a split? Different methods to achieve differing goals.

Tuesday - May 1, 2018

Bob Blackwelder

Working with bees.

Tuesday - June 5, 2018

Panel of Experts

Q & A Session - Panel meeting with questions from members

Tuesday - July 3, 2018

No Meeting


Tuesday - August 7, 2018

Lewis Cauble, NC State Bee Inspector

Bee Hive Pests and Diseases -Lewis will review the diseases and pests that plague our colonies and talk about strategies to keep them healthy.

Saturday August 11 2018

Lewis Cauble, NC State Bee Inspector

Field Day -  Time and place TBA.. Come out and learn more about various methods to treat for varroa mites.

Tuesday - September 4, 2018



Tuesday - October 2, 2018



Tuesday - November 6, 2018



Tuesday - December 4, 2018


Holiday Fellowship  - Potluck dinner combined with fund raising events.

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