" Bees aren't just in our name. They're part of our history, our culture, and our future, too. Burt Shavitz, the bearded co-founder of Burt's Bees, was a beekeeper. It was his bees that made the wax in our first Beeswax Lip Balm. But honeybees make a lot more than wax and are connected with several critical issues for human and environmental health, including biodiversity, food security, nutrition, and sustainable land use

A world without bees is unimaginable and we won't let it happen. We support our buzzing friends with many wonderful projects that promote honeybee health and sustainable agriculture. We are also continually improving our sourcing process, so that eventually each and every one of our ingredients, pollinated or not, will be vetted and accounted for."

Burt's Mission

"A World without bees is unimaginable, and we won't let it happen! "



"Our efforts to support pollinator health have spanned research, education and conservation; over the years, we've supported a number of community organizations working for change at the intersection of human and honeybee health, awarded over 30 pollinator health research grants, and worked to drive awareness of the plight of honeybees and how individuals can help.

Of these efforts, our recent focus has been on establishing habitat, providing bees with a much-needed feast. By 2020, Burt's Bees aims to impact 10,000 acres of healthy honeybee forage. To date, our work and committed funds have already impacted 6,600 acres of pollinator forage. Bur there's more to do."



Why Bees?

Bees keep the world goin' round. They pollinate plants, and these plants can turn into flowers, tree, or food. We need trees and flowers to turn our carbon monoxide into oxygen, so we can keep breathing clean, fresh air. And bees pollinate over 1/3 of the world's flowers. As for food, bees pollinate over 2/3 of the world's crops. These include fruit, vegetables, and nuts. Without bees, we'd starve, or not even have enough air to breath.

Also they're in danger of going extinct. Fungi in the flowers/plants they pollinate are ifecting them, making them go crazy. Bees infected leave the hive, and may infect others. These leads to Colony Coolapse disorder, and can kill a whole hive. That may seem insignificant, but that's been going on all over the world.

"What Can I Do To Help?"

To help our bee population, you can do many things. Like, raise awareness. Share this booklet, go to a website, tweet/post about it, and get your community talking. Also, you could plant plenty of flowers and plants for bees to pollinate. They love this, and they need the nectar to eat and survive. This nectar ends up as honey, which is used for the bees to eat and make there home. Speaking of honey, buy locally grown honey. You know it's from bees, and this can help their farmer have enough money to protect and care for his/her bee hive.

This one is really important. You can tweet or post something about these bees. But, don't use b's in your tweet. For example, " Happy _irthday _o_!" then tag Burt's Bees. Also, buy Burt's Bees products without the b's, such as _urt's _ees Lip _alm. These procides, along with the tweet, raises money for the company to make safe acres for our bees, sponsor breeding programs, and help fund research for prevention/cures against the fungi.

For even more information about our Bee Crisis, go to:



Burt's Bees | Wild For Bees. (n.d.). Retrieved June 23, 2016, from http://www.burtsbees.com/Wild-For-Bees/wild-landing,default,pg.html
Home. (n.d.). Retrieved June 23, 2016, from https://beeinformed.org/

Thank You for reading! And thank you for bringing back the   bees!