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Straining crushed honeycomb through cheescloth...

Straining crushed honeycomb through cheesecloth, using canning jars…

Yes, it ‘s slow, but it is quite effective, especially when you do not have access to an extractor.

Stay informed on the news that affects you as a beekeeper with this collection of newsletters and publications from various renown apiculturists and organizations around the country and globe.

Checking the hive...

Checking the honey super…

The sweetest part of beekeeping.

North Carolina state insect…

It may bee yours too.

Honeybee on dandelion

Honeybee working the dandelions.

NOTICE for External Links

Please read these criteria BEFORE emailing us for inclusion.

Due to the numerous requests for external links, the following criteria must “bee” met in order to be considered as a valid beekeeping resource link. Your business, organization, or school must primarily promote one these areas of beekeeping:

  1. Agriculture, Apiary Services, Apiculture, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Equipment or Supplies, Entomology, Honeybees, Honeybee Blogs, Hive Pests or Treatments, Honeybee Gardens, Plants and Trees or Hardness Charts, Honeybee Research, Hives and Inspections,
  2. Beekeeping clubs, State Beekeepers Associations, and educational institutions involved with bees or beekeeping research,
  3. Companies that manufacture beekeeping equipment, hives, supplies, or publish books about beekeeping, etc.

Unfortunately, a one-page article about honeybees or beekeeping related events that is listed on any “non-beekeeping” website will not qualify for inclusion. Our goal is to link only with web sites that focus on beekeeping and each request is reviewed before posting.

Honeybees feeding on hummingbird feeder.

Honeybees sipping hummingbird food

at 4:1 ratio. If it’s sweet… they’ll eat it.

Moral: Buy bee-proof hummingbird feeders.

Buttercup flower


Honeybee flower garden

Honeybee Flowers

The Haywood County Bee Club has two available options for their members to access equipment to extract honey made by their bees. Several years ago the club received a grant that funded the equipping of a honey extraction facility.  The equipment includes a "chain" uncapping machine and a 20-frame extractor.  The beekeeper only needs to provide the honey combs and a container to catch the honey. Also, a portable 9-frame extractor is available for beekeepers to borrow on an as-needed basis.  With this extractor comes a hot knife for uncapping. With either option, their are bins to catch the cappings, and honey strainers to filter out all the bee wings/legs/antennae that inevitably are in the honey otherwise.

To learn more or request the use of these items place contact call Allen Blanton at to schedule dates and time.

Newsletters and PublicationsOther ResourcesHoney Extraction Facilities for HCBC MembersIf you need a hive inspection for 2023…

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