Welcome Beekeepers…

We would like to welcome all beekeepers to the Haywood County Beekeepers Chapter (HCBC) of the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association and it is our hope that the information contained in this website will enlighten and inspire about honeybees. Our goal is to offer information and encouragement to beekeepers of all levels as together we learn and grow in our desire to care for bees as we help our local community to understand more about these busy pollinators of the environment.

Fresh harvested honeycomb in a bowl.

Haywood County Beekeeper’s Chapter (HCBC)

 The Chapter is beginning its sixth year as a bee club and has grown to over a hundred honeybee enthusiasts; mostly as hobbyists who manage only a few hives. However, the club does have members who are master beekeepers with varying ranges of expertise, some of these members have over twenty-years of beekeeping experience. During any typical HCBC meeting, you will find beekeepers who share a common interest in learning more about bees and their habitat, while sharing knowledge with others in the club.

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General Information

Monthly Meetings

First Tuesday at 7:00 PM


Haywood County
Cooperative Extension

589 Raccoon Road
Waynesville, NC 28786


Mailing Address

Haywood County
Beekeepers Chapter

P.O. Box 1391

Clyde, NC 28721

As beekeepers, we understand the impact that bees have on the environment and on our society, because honeybees pollinate crops that are responsible for one out of every three bites of food that people consume. From a national perspective, this represents a fruit, vegetable, and crop industry totaling more than $14 billion dollars that allows local communities to grow food. Additionally, honeybees pollinate many plants in the natural landscape, And, there is always lots of honey to go around. Below are a few of the annual activities and services that the Haywood County Beekeepers Chapter provides to its members and the community:

Zach's new apiary - Italian beesOne of our favorite club activities is recruiting new beekeepers. You can join the hive by completing an HCBC membership form and mail it to Haywood County Bee Club, PO Box 1391, Clyde, NC 28721, along with a check for the amount indicated on the application. Better yet, print out the membership form and bring it to one of our monthly meetings!

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Haywood County Extension Center. Guests are always welcome to come and enjoy the buzzing activity, because we care about sharing beekeeping knowledge with each other, and our community.

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HCBC Meeting Mar 2017 - 72 beekeeper's presentClick here for Swarm RemovalHelp is just a click away…Bee Girl Buzzing

Girl… I’m so glad to bee out of that package and in our new hive…

Yeah… let’s rest awhile then fly over and see what’s buzzing at the HCBC hive, during their next meeting or event.

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Bee Club Members - Annual Field Day

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Varroa mite

If you are a beekeeper, you will have varroa mites at some stage of your beekeeping experience.  With proper Integrated Pest Management (IPM) it is possible to control and minimize the damage that these pests can cause within a bee colony.

All HCBC members are invited to join us for our Annual Club Field Day event at the Mountain Research Station across from Haywood County Extension Center offices. Activities will include demonstrations for beginners and experienced beekeepers of methods for mite control (based on the list of five endorsed by Lewis Cauble, NC Bee Inspector for our area). Lewis will be on site for the education program, along with Sarah from Wild Mountain Bees and Kathy Taylor with KT’s Orchards.

Demonstrations will be from 3 to 5 PM with a picnic style meal on the hill from 6 to 7 PM. Fried chicken and pork barbeque will be provided by the bee club (with plates and utensils). Members will be asked to sign up in advance and contribute potluck items to add to the menu. Advance notice of the event will be sent to club members by mail, email and also announced at the August 1st meeting.

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