Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with Burts Bees

Ever thought about all the delicious and nutritious things we get from bees? It's not just honey, ladies! They produce tons of products that serve as healthy ingredients for beauty products.

June 22 – 28 is National Pollinator Week and Burt’s Bees wants to give the little pollinators their moment in the spotlight for all the work they do in providing us with healthy products that keep us looking BEE-utiful. Want to learn a little bit more about the bee crisis and what you can do to help? OK... AND win a prize??? Of course you do!!!

Bring back a BEE fact from one of the pollinator friendly resources below:

o Burt’s Bees (www.burtsbees.com)

o The Pollinator Partnership (www.pollinator.org)

o Haagen-Dazs Honeybee program (www.haagendazs.com)

Post your fact in a comment below with your email address (I'll edit it before it gets posted) and I will send the first 5 people a Radiance Kit from Burts Bees. This set includes travel sizes of their new radiance line, which uses Royal Jelly, a very special substance made by the worker bees to feed the queen bee. Royal Jelly is considered to be one of the world's most nutrient-rich substances, packed with 134 nutrients, including 17 amino acids and vitamins A, C, D and K, as well as multiple B-vitamins. No wonder it helps the queen grow to 40 times the size of worker bees and live 50 times longer. Sorry you international ladies, we can only ship within the USA.

Burt’s Bees is also giving away free seed packets on their site – so everyone can win! Check it out and love your BEE-utiful self!


Bee Lovely!

06.24.08 UPDATE: Thanks for so many entries guys! I think I got about at least 35! Not bad for my first giveaway! I didn't publish all the great comments/facts I got however because I didn't want to publish people's email address... I though I could edit your comment but I guess not. Lame! Oh well, I'm plan better next time. Thanks again fro all your interest and congrats to the ladies who won!

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11 comments:

Anna said...

Interesting fact I picked up from those sites....
One of the reason that there is a decline in population of native bumblebees is because bees imported from European greenhouses sometimes bring diseases through parasites.

Oh no! Let's protect the bees!
Thanks Beth - I love your blog :-)
-Anna from Washington D.C.

Source: http://dels.nas.edu/dels/rpt_briefs/pollinators_brief_final.pdf
from: http://www.pollinator.org

Katie said...

Here's my BEE fact: 80% of the world's crop plants depend on pollination. Pollinators, almost all of which are insects, are indispensable partners for an estimated 1 out of every 3 mouthfuls of food, spices and condiments we eat, and the beverages we drink.

Yay for bees!

kamewh said...

Nearly 80% of our world's crop plants require pollination. Birds, bees, butterflies, but also beetles, mosquitoes, and even bats transfer pollen between seed plants.

zoe said...

Honeybees pollinate one third of the fruit and vegetables we eat.Burts Bees is funding research to help stop Colony Collapse Disorder - the mysterious disappearance of honeybee colonies.

Fashion's Darling said...

well on the pollinator website I actually found out that honeybees are dying out. they don't know what is causing this but we (people) need to be aware of how we are affecting the environment. also prevention is key-if we teach the youngins' about how to help bees (create pollinate friendly areas in our backyards) then hey maybe the little buggers (the bees not the kids lol) won't die out completely.

Stephanie Ciosek said...

Has no one found a BEE fact yet? I like the Burt's Bees products I have tried, the Lemon Cuticle butter and the honey lip balm. I would be interested in trying this new collection.
Here's my fact:
30% of the fruit- and vegetable-producing plants we rely on to feed our families need honeybee pollination to thrive.

Sugar.lemon93 said...

According to Burt's Bees, one way to help with the collapse of bee pollination/bee colonies is to sign up and you will recieve free wild flower seeds. That way, there will be more bees to polinate on the flowers and more honey will come and there will be a larger bee population. Another way to help the colony is to buy your groceries from any local AND organic farm. This helps by being pesticide free so the bees don't die and it also is good for having healthy chemical free vegetables.

sugar.lemon93

Kelynn said...

Almonds are 100 percent reliant on pollination from honey bees!

thanks for the giveaway, hope this crisis ends!

Kelly H said...

Pollinators are essential to life.
Nearly 80% of our world's crop plants require pollination. Birds, bees, butterflies, but also beetles, mosquitoes, and even bats transfer pollen between seed plants. This function is vital for plant reproduction.

Anonymous said...

'Honeybees pollinate one third of the fruit and vegetables we eat.'

Steve and Elma said...

Fact: 80% of the world's crop plants depend on pollination. Pollinators, almost all of which are insects, are indispensable partners for an estimated 1 out of every 3 mouthfuls of food, spices and condiments we eat, and the beverages we drink.