Burt Shavitz

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Burt of Burt's Bees Dies

'Bearded, free-spirited Maine man' had no regrets

(Newser) - The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died yesterday. Burt Shavitz was 80. A company spokeswoman says he died of respiratory complications in Bangor, Maine, surrounded by family and friends. Shavitz was a hippie making a... More »

Burt of Burt's Bees: Co-Founder Kicked Me Out

Burt Shavitz stars in new documentary Burt's Buzz

(Newser) - Conventional wisdom suggests the Burt behind Burt's Bees left the company after he became disillusioned with the corporate world in North Carolina and wanted to return to his solitary life in Maine. The reality, Burt Shavitz says, is that he was forced out by co-founder Roxanne Quimby after he... More »

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