Burt Shavitz of Burt’s Bees dies

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

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.

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