Burt Shavitz of Burt’s Bees dies
The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80.
A spokeswoman for Burt's Bees said in an emailed statement Shavitz died of respiratory complications in Bangor, Maine, surrounded by family and friends.
Shavitz was a hippie making a living by selling honey when his life was altered by a chance encounter with a hitchhiking Roxanne Quimby.