HCBC Calendar of 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 below.

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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 2

Allen Blanton

Monthly Meeting- (7 PM), Discussion about "What Are the Bees Doing in January"

Tuesday - February 7

Tucker Worley

Monthly Meeting (7 PM),  Spring buildup and Equalization.

Saturday - March 2

Allen Blanton, David Zachary, Lewis Cauble, Beth Sain,  Rick Queen, Judi Donovan

  • 2024 Beekeeping School: 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM; (makeup day March 23) this year we are conducting an "onsite" school for new beekeepers with a Field Day to be held on April 13 and the time to be determined. To register, use HCBC membership form. Cost $60/person or $80 per couple (with one textbook) or $100 if you required two textbooks. High school students - $30
  • Catered lunch and snacks included.
  • Registration fee includes 2024 membership in the Haywood County Bee Chapter and enrollment in a raffle for a package of live bees (value $150).

Tuesday - March 5

Rich Byers

Monthly Meeting (7 PM) Rich will discuss strategies to catch swarms (bait boxes) and retrieve swarms. And a little about why honey bees swarm.

Tuesday - April 2

Rich Byers

Bob Binnie

BEGINNERS Meeting (6:15 PM), Rich will discuss “Tips on Working the Colony

Monthly Meeting  (7 PM), -Bob will discuss “Old Comb and Toxic Interaction in the Hives.”

Saturday - April 13

Allen Blanton, David Zachary,

2024 Beekeeping School Field Day, to be held onsite from 12 PM - 2 PM. Please RSVP to Allen (brotherallenapiary@gmail.com) if you plan to attend.

Tuesday - May 7

John Gears, Rich Byers

Greg Rogers

6:15 PM - Ask Fellow Haywood Beekeepers (AFHB) will meet from 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.  All beeks are welcome to come and enjoy as we discus “When, Where, and How Should You Feed your Bees,” followed with a Q&A time about beekeeping.

Monthly Meeting (7 PM),  Oxalic acid - Glycerin extended release treatment 2023 Field Trial.

Tuesday - June 4

Rudie Bax, Tyree Kiser,  Beth Sain. Rick Queen

Early Session (6:15 PM)  Tips with Honey Extraction Beth Sain/Rick Queen

Monthly Meeting (7 PM), Expert panel on Honey Marketing Tyree Kiser, Beth Sain, Rudie Bax

Tuesday - July 2

No scheduled meeting

Holiday - Possible Picnic ???

Tuesday - August 6

Lewis Cauble - NC State Apiary Inspector

Monthly Meeting (7 PM),  Winter Preparation

Tuesday - September 3


Monthly Meeting (7 PM), ?

Tuesday - October 1


Monthly Meeting (7 PM), TBD

Tuesday - November 5


Monthly Meeting (7 PM), ELECTION  Location: At the lodge on Camp Schuab Road -via Test Farm Rd across form Extension Center.

Tuesday - December 3

No Speaker

Holiday Meal - (6 PM)

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