Sunday, June 22, 2008

bee smart...enter our burt's bees giveaway

You probably take it for granted...

I know we do.

You just head to the store, and pick up your fruits, veggies, and those cute little bear containers with the honey inside and go about your day.

Unfortunately, all of that may be in jeopardy thanks to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

CCD is the sudden and mysterious die-off of honeybee colonies that has been occurring across the U.S. for the past couple of years.

Watch this video from the founder of Burt's Bees...







What can you do to help?

Well...we have a few ideas.



First head on over to burtsbees.com and purchase a tube of your favorite lip balm. Burt’s Bees is donating 5% of the proceeds from every purchase of this special edition Beeswax Lip Balm to The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) and its Honeybee Health Improvement Project.

If you've got a green thumb...or like to think that you do... sign up on burt'sbees.com for a free packet of bee-friendly wildflower seeds that you can plant to give bees a healthy place to live in your neighborhood.





What else can you do?

Well...we're running a contest courtesy of Burt's Bees.

Five lucky winners will win the Radiance Kit you see here:

The contest is now closed...no more comments will be accepted!

Thanks!


With love (always),
Jennifer and Christine
photos and videos courtesy of burt's bees

*Please Read This: In entering this contest you are giving us permission to forward your email, name and mailing address to representatives for Burt's Bees for fulfillment and mailing of contest prize(s). If you fail to include that information we will disqualify your entry. Five (5) winners chosen at random will receive a Burt's Bees Radiance Kit. Duplicate entries will not improve your chances of winning. Giveaway sponsored by Burt's Bees. Some restrictions may apply. Open only to US residents only...sorry. Entries will be accepted through 11:59 pm on Saturday, June 28th, 2008.

43 Comments:

Lindsay Otten said...

great contest for a great cause!

my bee fact: only female bees can sting, and they only do it in self-defense.

NurseExec said...

"One possible cause of decline in native bumble
bees appears to be introduced parasites carried by
bumble bees imported from Europe for greenhouse
pollination. These bees frequently harbor disease
organisms and their escape from greenhouses can lead
to pathogen spillover into native species."

Lisa Gonzales

jessilynn said...

One bee fact is that Haagen-Dazs has created a new flavor of ice cream, vanilla Honey Bee and will use the proceeds to fund research to protect the disappearing honeybee populations. I think this is great too, this is such a serious issue. It hit close to home when several years ago, my stepfather planted his garden like he has for 30 yrs. or more and that one year many of his crops didn't grow and we figured that it was because there were no honeybee's that year. Thank you for your giveaway!

mannequin said...

From the Pollinator Partnership, I learned that due to land development, pesticide poisoning and pollution, we are losing pollinators at an alarming rate.
I belong to another organization that sent out free sunflower seeds to plant and then you record the number of bees that visit the flowers.
Very interesting and I am so glad to see others interested!
Thank you very much; I adore Burt's Bees products AND your site!

Karin said...

Honey bees play a key role in creating ingredients (almonds, strawberries) used in nearly 40% of Haagen-Dazs' flavors.

G said...

"Only female bees can sting, and they only do it in self-defense."

Grace L

zoe said...

I learned that through Burt's Bees you can take action and help make the planet a healthy place for bees.Sign up at Burt's Bees & they will send a free packet of wildflower seeds that you can plant to give bees a healthy place to live in your neighborhood!

Shawn A said...

My bee fact: Pollinators are essential to life.

Nearly 80% of our world's crop plants require pollination

RobynLynn said...

Honeybees, signifying immortality and resurrection, were royal emblems of the Napoleonic Empire.

RobynLynn W

Angela said...

Bees pollinate one third of the fruits and vegetables that we eat.
princess_shae38109@yahoo.com

amcclintock05 said...

my bee fact is that honey bees pollinate 1/3 of the fruit and vegetables we eat! definitely something i did not know before.

thanks for the contest :)


ashleigh mcclintock

Kristina said...

Bees are week in comparison to other insects in their ability to fight off infection and disease. Scientists are working as hard as they can to develop anti-viral treatments to help them. Hang in there bees!!!!

I really like raspberries, pears and strawberries and they need you to survive!

dolls123 said...

Nearly 80% of our world's crop plants require pollination.

michelle r
dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

carletta said...

80% of our worlds crop plants require pollination. This function is vital for plant reproduction. Without pollinators, humans and ecosystems cannot survive! Very Scary !!!

Sherry said...

The Honeybee Health Improvement Project will check parasites that are devastating to the honeybee colony to see if this is partof the problem.

REGINA said...

In hives hit by CCD, adult workers simply fly away and disappear, leaving a small cluster of workers and the hive’s young to fend for themselves.

Stressed out by cross-country truck journeys and drought, attacked by viruses and introduced parasites, or whacked out by harmful new pesticides, some researchers believe the bees’ natural defences may have simply given way.

Jenna said...

My grandpa is actually a bee-keeper.. Interesting post! Great contest : ]

kerri69 said...

honybees are one of mans oldest insect friends/aworker bee gathers in its lifetime.0288 of an ounce of honey

apple said...

Aside from CCD, habitat destruction, misuse of pesticides, invasive species and global warming also contribute to harming the bees. This is so disheartening. I love bees, I make it a point to read about bees everyday and I do want to help them. I'm actually in denial that there's a disorder like that. What would happen with our frangrant flowers and succulent fruits?

Thank for this giveaway, too!

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pintolinda said...

My bee fact: honey bees pollinate 1/3 of the food we eat. Please enter me in the contest.
pintolinda (at) hotmail (dot) com

Juliekk said...

A honey bee can caryy up to 100,000 grains of pollen at one time.

pittboss said...

Bees are disapearing at an alarming rate.

jkim said...

bee fact: honeybees pollinate 30% of the fruit and vegetable plants we get our food from (from burt's bees).

hazel said...

I learned that only girl bees sting. (I never knew that) Awesome!
mitanari@yahoo.com

gral said...

The bees are disappearing, and if they are totally gone, all life on earth will disappear within 4 years.

Lisa 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.

Kelly H said...

Nearly 80% of our world's crop plants require pollination.

Really hope I win! Love Burts Bees!

Kelly H

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful contest! This is for such a great cause.

Here is something I didn't know..
"Honeybees are responsible for pollinating one third of all the food we eat."

bbmp said...

Tanya Strickland - Bee Fact: Without pollinators, humans and ecosystems cannot survive. Due to biodiversity threats such as land development, pollution, and pesticide poisoning, we are losing pollinators around the world at an alarming rate

sarahPUFFY said...

How adorable! Hope you don't mind me copying and pasting right from the BB.com:

"30% of the fruit- and vegetable-producing plants we rely on to feed our families need honeybee pollination to thrive."

xx Puffy

matternu said...

Over 25% of the western honey bee population fas dissapeared and we have to do somethinf about it because we need bees for 1/3 of our food supply

Heather Curtis said...

From the Burtsbees.com site itself,

Colony Collapse Disorder is the sudden die-off of honeybee colonies that has been occurring across the U.S. for several years now. The bee disappearance is so widespread that it is blamed for losses of up to 70% of the managed bee colonies in U.S. beekeeping operations. Estimates show that 23% of commercial beekeeping operations in the U.S, suffered from Colony Collapse Disorder in the winter of 2006-2007.

Thank you for this contest.. I love Burt's Bees!

Save the honeybees!

kaylee8 said...

We need bees to survive and they are disappearing at an alarming rate and must be protected!

Samantha P said...

Nearly 80% of our world's crop plants require pollination. it

Sylvia P said...

Bees are important because they pollinate approximately 130 agricultural crops in the US including fruit, fiber, nut, and vegetable crops. Bee pollination adds approximately 14 billion dollars annually to improved crop yield and quality.

LeeAnn P. said...

80% of the world's almond crop comes from the central valley of CA. And that crop relies 100% on our friend the bee!

murphykatt(at)yahoo(dot)com

3boyzmom said...

According to Pollinator.org, "nearly 80% of our world's crop plants require pollination" by bees or other animals such as mosquitos and bats. (I guess I shouldn't hate bats and mosquitos so much anymore, I had no idea they were that important).

Dee said...

Honey Bees preceded humans on earth by 10 to 20 million years. Honey bees are one of the oldest forms of animal life still in existence from the Neolithic Age.

Babalu said...

Bees can sting only once, because removal of the singer kills them.

girlof80s said...

Kristen Hendricks

Honey bees can carry as many as 100,000 grains of pollen at once.

This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Visited Burtsbees.com and signed up for newsletter. This is my fact, I can't live with honey bees but "WE" can't live without them!

llm 96 at aol dot com

Carolyn H said...

Burt's bees products are 99% natural, and they continue to strive for 100%.

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