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 8, 2020

Tuesday - February 4, 2020

Saturday - February 8, 2020

Bill Skelton, Allen Blanton

Beginning Beekeeping School from 8:30 to 4:00 at the County Extension Center. This will be a one-day session from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The cost is $40.00 per individual or $50.00 per couple.

Tuesday - March 3, 2020

Greg Rogers

"Waking Up from Winter and Preparing for Spring" a presentation by commercial beekeeper Greg of Haw Creek Honey from Asheville.

Tuesday - April 7, 2020

Rich Byers

6 PM- Beginners' Early Meeting: Feeding, demonstrate boardman feeder, top tray feeder, in-hive frame feeder. Baggie feeders with shims and quart feeders. Possible dry sugar in shim as well. Discuss pro and cons and what ratio one might use.

Tuesday - April 7, 2020

Bill Skelton, Lewis Cauble, Alan Blanton, Tyree Kiser

Stump the panel of experts with your questions about beekeeping.

Tuesday - May 5, 2020

Rich Byers

6 PM- Beginners' Early Meeting: Honey supers: spacing frames, strategies to get foundation pulled out, timing of putting on and especially when to remove (capped) honey and why. Discuss sizes and possible weights.

Tuesday - May 5, 2020

Lewis Cauble

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

Tuesday - June 2, 2020

Rich Byers

6 PM- Beginners' Early Meeting: Brief overview of extracting honey. Display and explain equipment used. Pass out club guidelines in using club equipment.

Tuesday - June 2, 2020

Hannah Levenson

Temporal and spatial dynamics of pollinator communities across NC agro-ecosystems. 

Saturday - June 20, 2020

Various HCBC members

Honeybee Education Day at Waynesville Farmer's Market from 8 AM to 12 PM on US 276 South.

Tuesday - July 7, 2020

No scheduled meeting


Saturday - July 11, 2020

Various HCBC members

Mountain Heritage Festival at Cruso Community Center 10 AM to 3 PM on US 276 South (interested club members- contact webmaster@hcbees.org)

Tuesday - August 4, 2020

Saturday - August 15, 2020

Lewis Cauble - State Honeybee Inspector

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.

Friday- August 22, 2020

Various HCBC members

Haywood County Fair - School Day at the County Fairgrounds, 8:300 AM to 2 PM. Beekeeping booth to educate Haywood County 4th graders.

Tuesday - September 1, 2020

Lewis Cauble - State Honeybee Inspector

How to over-winter your honeybees.

Tuesday - October 6, 2020

Tuesday - November 3, 2020

Tuesday - December 1, 2020


Member's Community Party

2018 Events 2017 County Fair
Teaching 4t graders about honeybees Quizzing 4th graders about honeybees

Haywood County Fair - Education Day at the County Fairgrounds - Waynesville, NC

August 23, 2019

Explaining honeybees to Meredith Allen’s 4th grade class from Bethel School

Photos taken with permission

(Regular Meetings Begin at 7 PM)

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