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We would like to welcome all beekeepers to visit 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.

Haywood County Beekeepers Chapter (HCBC)

 Since 2012, HCBC 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 certified,  journeyman, or master beekeepers with varying ranges of expertise, some of these members have over forty-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:

NC Extension OfficeBuzz us if you need help with honeybees……Find a Bee MentorBeth and Rick teaching children about honeybees.

April 4, 2023

Our next meeting is scheduled for at 7:00 PM at the Haywood County Extension Center. Lewis Cauble will speak about honey bee brood patterns and varroa mites.

Keith Stiles,

Vice-President, Haywood Chapter Bee Club

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!

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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Honeybee Swarm Removal Team HCBC honey extractor Processing beeswax into candles

Beekeeping Instructional Class

Offered by Haywood County Beekeepers Chapter

When: Saturday March 4th, 2023 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (snow date Saturday March 18)

Where: Haywood County Cooperative Extension, 589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville, NC 28786


To register or for questions contact:

Brother Allen at or cell 828-400-1735

If you need a hive inspection for 2023…

Click here to fill out a request form(s)

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