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 as follows:

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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, 2019

Sarah McKinney

Reflections of poor  2018 honey harvests.

Tuesday - February 5, 2019

Bill Skelton, Lewis Cauble, Alan Blanton, Rick Queen

These bee experts will answer questions from the audience.

Saturday - February 9, 2019

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 2, 2019

Bill Skelton, Lewis Cauble, Alan Blanton, Rick Queen

Stump the panel of experts with your questions about beekeeping.

Tuesday - April 2, 2019

Dr. Doug Vinson

American FoulBrood (AFB) Presentation-  Dr. Vinson is a second-generation beekeeping dentist from central North Carolina who maintains about 30 colonies. Dr. Vinson serves the North Carolina State Beekeeper Association as 1st VP and NC Director to the EAS. His presentation will cover:

  • Annual colony losses in the US,
  •  Over-wintering colonies in smaller nest cavities as a new management practice to increase larger colony winter nests,
  • Description of tools and techniques that will enable attendees to incorporate this new concept into their over-wintering protocol.

Tuesday - May 7, 2019

Lewis Cauble

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

Tuesday - June 4, 2019

Certified Beekeepers Exam

Dave Cowart

6:00 PM - Written Examination

7:00 PM - Commercial Beekeeping presentation.

Saturday - June 22, 2019

Rick, Beth, Candace, Eric, Zach and various HCBC members

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

Tuesday - July 2, 2019

No scheduled meeting


Saturday - July 13, 2019

David Zachary

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 6, 2019

Rick and Beth

Presentation on how to prepare and enter hive products in the County and State Fairs.

Friday- August 23, 2019

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.

Saturday - August 10, 2019

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.

Tuesday - September 3, 2019

Lewis Cauble - State Honeybee Inspector

How to over-winter your honeybees.

Tuesday - October 1, 2019

Tyree Kiser

Setting up your hives for Sourwood honey.

Tuesday - November 5, 2019

David Zachary

Implementing an Apiary Management Plan.

Tuesday - December 3, 2019


Member's Community Party

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Bee Education Day at the Farmer’s Market - Waynesville, NC

June 22, 2019

Photos by Zach, HCBC Webmaster

Haywood County Fair - Education Day

County Fairgrounds - Waynesville, NC

August 23, 2019

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

Photos taken with permission

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