Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt’s Bees, dies at 80

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Our co-founder and namesake, Burt Shavitz, has left for greener fields and wilder woods, but his spirit lives onpic.twitter.com/7mTy2988FX

— Burt’s Bees (@BurtsBees) July 5, 2015

In a statement posted to their website, the company said:

Burt Shavitz, or 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 Read more…

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