Home Board Members Bee Educated Bee Gardens Apiaries HCBC Events Vendors Resources Location
Haywood County Beekeepers Chapter of the NC  State Beekeepers Association
Home Board Members Bee Educated Bee Gardens Apiaries HCBC Events Vendors Resources Location
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 has 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 2018 agenda is as follows:

Fly to Top Bar

Members who are  present at the monthly meetings will be eligible for a door prize. In addition, refreshments will be served and guests are always welcome to join us during these meetings. 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 the availability of speakers and/or conflict with holidays.


Monthly meetings start at 7 p.m.




Tuesday - 2 January 2018

Jim Coller

Africanized Bees - What are they, their history, and their threat to NC?

Saturday - 27 January 2018

Bill Skelton, Rick Queen

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

Tuesday - 6 February 2018

Dr. Beverly Collins, WCU

Bees and Flowers - A study of bees and their relationship with flowers, while looking at types of nectar, pollen, etc.

Tuesday - 6 March, 2018

Sarah McKinney, Wild Mountain Bees

Winter Recovery - Requeening - why, when, and how.

Thursday - 29 March 2018

David Zachary

Haywood County Public Library - Beekeeping 101 - The First Year, presentation for prospective beekeepers and what to expect during the first year of beekeeping.

Tuesday - 3 April 2018

Tyree Kiser

Splits - Why do a split? Different methods to achieve differing goals.

Tuesday - 1 May  2018

Bob Blackwelder

Working with bees, an information discussion.

Tuesday - 5 June 2018

Rick Queen, Rich Byers

Panel of Experts

Beginner's Corner - equipment and information on Getting the Good Stuff: Honey Extraction. Starts at 6:30 P.M.

7:00 PM Q & A Session - Panel meeting with questions from members. Starts at 7:00 P.M.

Tuesday - 3 July  2018

No Meeting


Saturday 14 July 2018

HCBC Members

Cruso Mountain Heritage Festival - exhibits and discussions about honeybees from 10 AM to 3 PM.

July 19-21, 2018

Tom Seeley - Cornell University

Frederique Keller - Honeybee Democracy

David Tarpy - NCSU

Phil Craft - Bee Culture magazine

Experienced Beekeepers - Queen rearing

NC Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services Apiary inspectors

2018 NCSBA Summer Meeting - at Blue Ridge Community College (Hendersonville) hosted by Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, and Madison counties Beekeepers Clubs. See the NCSBA website for more information.

Tuesday - 7 August 2018

Lewis Cauble, NC State Bee Inspector

Bee Hive Pests and Diseases -Lewis will review the diseases and pests that plague our colonies and talk about strategies to keep them healthy.

Saturday - 11 August 2018

Lewis Cauble, NC State Bee Inspector

Field Day -  Time and place TBA.. Come out and learn more about various methods to treat for varroa mites.

Tuesday - 4 September 2018

Dave Cowart

Winter Preparation for Colonies - feeding and building brood..

Tuesday - 2 October 2018

Phyllis Stiles

Discussion on why pollinators are so important and how every person can help save them.

Wednesday 3 Oct 2018

HCBC Members

Bee Education for 5th Graders of Haywood County- Agricultural farm from 8:15 to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday - 7 November 2018

Dr. William McCann

SPECIAL MEETING DAY - Discussion about "bee stings," the mechanics of them in the body and possible dangers and treatments of them.

Tuesday - 4 December 2018


Holiday Fellowship  - Potluck dinner combined with fund raising events.