Burt Shavitz was just a humble beekeeper from Maine. You probably don't recognize the Shavitz name, but Burt is the bearded man that has graced Burt's Bees tins for over 20 years. So, you could say that he's a drugstore beauty icon. At 80 years old, Burt passed away of respiratory complications. He leaves behind a legacy of natural beauty that ranges from simple lip balm to sunscreen. As the Burt's Bees website states:
"Burt Shavitz, our co-founder and namesake, has left for greener fields and wilder woods. We remember him as a bearded, free-spirited Maine man, a beekeeper, a wisecracker, a lover of golden retrievers and his land. Above all, he taught us to never lose sight of our relationship with nature. Thanks for everything, Burt. You will live in our hearts forever."
Although Burt had not been involved with the company for some time, his free-spirited vibe and socially conscious message are still evident in the brand today. Remember his legacy by shopping our favorite products from the Burt's Bees brand below to remember the man behind the bees.