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Burton’s Bio

Charles Burton, a Tennessee Certified Master Beekeeper has kept bees since April 2015 growing his apiaries from 11 colonies the first year to 100 colonies in 2021. 

Charles uses his knowledge to improve his apiary sustainability through queen bee production. He also mentors and teaches beekeeping to local schools as a means to educate students on the importance of honeybees to our existence.

He is a lifelong resident of Dyer County, Tennessee where some of his apiaries are located along with others in Lake County, Tennessee, as well as on 76 acres of rolling timber in Buena Vista, Tennessee.

Burtons Bees is located in Dyer County, Tennessee, approximately 20 miles east of Missouri and approximately 80 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee.  As mentioned previously, Burton’s Bee Farm also has 76 acres in Carroll County, Tennessee whick is utilized for Tulip Poplar honey production. The rich soil and bottom land of the Mississippi river flood plain in Northwest, Tennessee supports heavy nectar flows from soybeans, cotton, and wildflowers.

In 2021, Charles began Nucleus Colony and Queen Bee sales, opening a new market for both commercial beekeepers and hobbyist beekeepers alike. Burton’s Bee Farm currently has 8 apiary locations on private land utilized to produce honey. Burton’s Bees currently manages 100 production colonies producing Honey, Pollen, and pollination services. In January 2022, Burton’s Bee Farm is expanding from 100 to 200 production colonies. Charles will be running 50 nucleus colonies for queen and Nucleus sales with a steady production rate.

In summary, Burton’s Bee Farm produces high quality honey, queen bees and nucleus colonies as well as educating the public on the importance of honeybees for our future.

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What Our Customers are Saying

I personally witnessed Chuck Burton blossom into one of the best beekeepers in the area and perhaps the state of Tennessee.  He knows what he's doing!
Carey Morris -  Reelfoot Beekeeper's Association Founder

I bought several Nucs from Burtons Bee Farm. The owner was very knowledgeable and helpful. The Nucs were extremely full of GENTLE bees, the queens were prolific layers, and the price was cheaper than anyone else around. Burtons Bee Farm is my go to supplier for Queens and Nucs.
Charles Riney

Burton’s Bees is located in Dyer County, Tennessee, approximately 20 miles east of Missouri, approximately 80 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee.  The rich soil and bottom land of the Mississippi river flood plain supports heavy nectar flows from soybeans, cotton, and wildflowers.