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Celebrate National Pollinator Week with Burt's Bees

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Did you know that we rely on bees for nearly 1/3 of our entire food supply? Not to mention all the fibers, spices and medicines the plants they pollinate make possible. It turns out bees do more than most people realize. Oranges, chocolate, artichokes, apples, carrots, tomatoes, cashews, garlic, and cherries are just a few foods that rely upon pollination to grow and reproduce. Plants need bees, bees need plants, we need bees—and now, with their numbers dwindling, the bees need us.

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Burts Bees has been offering earth-friendly, natural health and beauty care products for nearly 30 years. In observance of the bee's crucial role in our food centric culture, for National Pollinator Week (June 17th-23rd), Burt's Bees is giving everyone a couple of simple ways to help protect bees and promote honeybee health and sustainable agriculture. First, Burts Bees is giving away 85,000 bee-friendly wildflower seed packs to help people populate the planet with the foods bees love because bees need food too!

Burt's Bees has also collaborated with the InterContinental Hotels of New York City and Boston, whose rooftop bee hives inspired beekeeping chefs to create delicious, bee-friendly recipes for Pollinator Week and every week thereafter. They have created a "bee-pollinated" menu that will be available during National Pollinator Week in their participating hotel locations which include: Times Square, New York Barclay, Boston, and Cleveland. The recipes are also available online.

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Another collaboration with the Pollinator Partnership began at the onset of Colony Collapse Disorder in 2007. Their mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. A big focus of their foundation is supporting the health of both bees and humans through sustainable agriculture and pollinator forage projects. In fact, they are committed to help create 10,000 acres of healthy pollinator forage by 2020.

Eating good food is a wonderful part of our culture, but it wouldn't be possible without bees. For more information on how to get involved and support National Pollinator Week visit www.burtbees.com/wildforbees.

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