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Burt’s Bees Co-founder Burt Shavitz Forced Out, Documentary Premieres

Burt’s Bees co-founder Burt Shavitz was reportedly forced out of his company after he had an affair with an employee. The reclusive beekeeper returned to his home in Parkman, Maine, where he doesn’t appear upset by the ousting at all. “In the long run, I got the land, and land is everything. Land is positively everything. And money is nothing …

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Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Ousted Over Affair

It was humble beginnings and a moment of chance for the company that would later call itself Burt’s Bees, when Maine artist Roxanne Quimby was thumbing a ride home in 1984 and Burt Shavitz, a local man well known for his honey stand, pulled over to give her a lift. The partnership that began when Roxanne started making candles out …

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