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:

One 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!


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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.

Consider Becoming a Member of the HCBC Hive

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Haywood County Fair

Friday, August 25, 2017

Varroa mite

Post Report (9/03/2017) - The dynamic beekeeping duo of Beth Sain and Rick Queen were at it again during the Haywood County Fair. During a teaching event about bees and beekeeping, this pair of Haywood County Beekeepers Chapter (HCBC) members educated about five-hundred and seventy-five young forth-grade children on the art of beekeeping. Every Haywood County school, charter school, and even some home schooled children attended this event and it was an exciting time for everyone, while being quite educational for both children and adults.

In addition, ten people submitted seventeen separate entries in the honey judging competition as they competed for various ribbons and awards. These entrants were primarily HCBC club members.

Three of our own HCBC club members entered the wax mold competitions: David and Rose Massengill, along with Beth Sain, who won a blue ribbon in the wax candle division. In the honey judging competition, there were three blue ribbons winners: Tyree Kiser for “light comb” honey, Allen Stuart for “light extracted” honey, and Rick Queen for “dark extracted” honey. Congratulations to all and thank you to all of the children who came to learn about honeybees.

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.


Children learning about honeybees

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