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 costs 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

Website Video - 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, Micky Clemmons

ONLINE Zoom - Stump the panel of experts with your questions about beekeeping.

Tuesday - May 5, 2020

Keith Stiles

ONLINE Zoom -7 PM - Born-N-Bred Program and review of State Meeting.

Tuesday - June 2, 2020

Hannah Levenson

ONLINE Zoom -6 PM Temporal and spatial dynamics of pollinator communities across NC agro-ecosystems. 

Tuesday - July 7, 2020

No scheduled meeting


Tuesday - August 4, 2020

Lewis Cauble - NC State Honeybee Inspector

ONLINE Zoom - 7 PM - Lewis will present a program on Varroa Mite Management, sampling and control. You must register through our EventBrite event page.

Tuesday - September 1, 2020


ONLINE Zoom - 7 PM - NCSU Apiary Program's Queen & Disease Lab

Tuesday - October 6, 2020

Michelle Mejia

ONLINE Zoom - 7 PM - Michelle is owner of MORAL BEES and an Appalachian Microbreeder of honey bee queens.  She will be sharing not only a little about herself, but also about Treatment Free Queen Production

Tuesday - November 3, 2020


Tuesday - December 1, 2020


Member's Community Party

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

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

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

Photos taken with permission

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