As a bee-keeper, the former New Yorker journalist Burt Shavitz led a modest life in touch with nature and sold his honey at the weekly markets. In 1984 he began to hand make natural products from beeswax and honey with his life partner Roxanne Quimby. Today it has become one of the largest and most well known cult markets in the world of natural cosmetics. In the first class skin care products by Burt’s Bees are the best organic raw materials nature can offer - whether honey, bees wax or royal jelly. For thousands of years honey has been known as a natural care product - it is rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals, it softens the skin and refines the pores. But Burt’s Bees’ commitment to our green plant goes further: With the program The Greater Good™, his own ethical principles for improving quality of life are followed in all of the Brand’s activities.