Honey Bees and Colony Collapse Disorder
In the United States, and in other parts of the world, there is growing concern regarding the dwindling population of honeybees, the mainstay of pollination services in agriculture. Honeybees are responsible for pollinating our fruits, vegetables and flowers. Without the honeybees, the world's food sources are increasingly at risk. Burt's Bees is very concerned about this phenomenon, known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
The mysterious disappearance of bees is a threat to honeybees, and its causes are not fully understood. As a bee-friendly company, we're looking to do everything we can to help address this problem. Though we get beeswax and honey in a completely bee-friendly way, we want to do more. The source of beeswax for our products is wild bees that are not exposed to pesticides as they pollinate wildflowers.
One of our core company beliefs is that everyone can make a difference. If you want to learn more or do more to protect bees, we encourage you to visit the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign and the Pollinator Partnership's website www.nappc.org and www.pollinator.org.