Burt's Bees: Our History
It was the summer of '84, and Maine artist Roxanne Quimby was thumbing a ride home (back when you could still do that kind of thing). Eventually a bright yellow Datsun pickup truck pulled over, and Roxanne instantly recognized Burt Shacitz, a local fella whose beard was almost as well-known as his roadside honey stand. Burt and Roxanne hit it off, and before long, Roxanne was making candles with unused wax from Burt's beehives. They made $200 at their first craft fair, within a year, they'd made $20,000. Pretty auspicious beginning -but just the beginning, all the same.
From those first candles to the iconic beeswax lip balm we all know today. Burt's Bees has stayed true to a very simple idea: what you put on your body should be made from the best nature has to offer. We invite you to stick out a thumb and follow us on our uncommon journey - it's been one heckuva ride.