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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 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 2017 agenda is as follows:

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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 3, 2017

Jon Christie

Review 2016 and Over-wintering Nucs

Tuesday - February 7, 2017

Tyree Kiser

Spring hive management

Saturday - February 11, 2017

Bill Skelton, Allen Blanton

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

Tuesday - March 7, 2017

Sarah McKinney

Jerry Robinson

Wild Mountain Bees, presenting: Diagnosing and Strategies to recover: Why, how, and when to re-queen.

Cold Cove Technologies, to give a brief presentation about monitoring hive colony weight.

Tuesday - April 4, 2017

Tyree Kiser, Rich Byers

Preventing Swarms (Tyree) and Catching Swarms (Rich)

Tuesday - May 2, 2017

Lewis Cauble

IPM for Varroa (minimizing the problem of Varroa) and planning for treatment

Tuesday - June 6, 2017

Saturday - June 10, 2017

Certified Beekeepers Exam

General Panel

Downtown Waynesville Merchants Association

6:00 PM - Written Exam

7:00 PM - Panel meeting with questions from members

Appalachian Lifestyle - 10 AM to 5 PM HCBC Bee Booth

Tuesday - July 4, 2017

No scheduled meeting


Tuesday - August 1, 2017

Janet Peterson and Scott Davis

Buncombe County Beekeeping Club members will discuss honey judging. How to prepare for your “Blue Ribbon” winning honey for the County and State Fairs.

Saturday - August 12, 2017

Lewis Cauble

Field Day for varroa mite treatments and the demonstrations will be from 3 to 5 PM.  A picnic style meal meal on the hill from 6 to 7 PM. Fried chicken and pork barbeque will be provided by the club.

Tuesday - September 5, 2017

Sara McKinney

Sarah of Wild Mountain Bees will talk about preparing your hives for winter (feeding, mite monitoring and control, etc.) and how to over-winter nucs.

Tuesday - October 3, 2017

Board Members

Lady Cerelli

Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Apitherapy -

Tuesday - November 7, 2017

Beth Sain

Dick Nichols

Beeswax - harvesting, processing, and refining it to make health products and candles.

"Spark Away" - discussion about detering wild life from robbing hives.

Tuesday - December 5, 2017


Member's Community Party

2017 County Fair 2017 Events