Buzz On: A Jenny Bird Bracelet to Help Save Our Bees

by Janine on 31 May 2012 · 15 comments

Staff wants to make a pun about birds helping bees. While she works on wording, I’ll tell you why.

You must have heard by now that the world bee population appears to be dwindling at an alarming rate. That’s a problem because their pollination skills are in high demand. According to the Pollinator Partnership (a not-for-profit organization which protects and supports pollinator types such as birds, butterflies and bees), about 1,000 plant species grown for consumer use (food, medicine, textiles etc) rely on pollination for their continued existence.

Burt’s Bees is interested in helping the Pollinator Partnership help bees in Canada. They’ve enlisted the help of Canadian jewelry designer Jenny Bird — see her edgy-chic work here — to create a special-edition bracelet to encourage donations to the cause. The For the Bees bracelet, above, features a wee gold-dipped brass bee on a braided black cord. A sterling silver-dipped brass charm on a brown cord is available, too.

Available as of July 1st at The Bay and via burtsbees.ca and jenny-bird.com, the For the Bees bracelet is $24. For more information on the declining bee population and the Pollinator Partnership, visit pollinatorpartnership.ca.

As for Staff and her birds-and-bees pun, she’s still working on it… #birdbrain.

Photos via Fujifilm Finepix F770EXR ($379.99, fujifilm.ca).

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Tracy 31 May 2012 at 12:33 pm

What great idea! I hope something can be done to save bees. When I was little I used to get a pickling jar and fill it with grass and flowers, then walk up to a poor unsuspecting bee on a flower and catch him in the jar with the lid(I poked hole in the lid for sir). Poor bee would go nuts. Then I’d let him go after he’d calm down. And-I’ve never been stung!
I feel I owe something to all the bees I tortured when I was little, so I will get a couple of these!

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Janine 31 May 2012 at 9:42 pm

Tracy, you’re awesome. Love this story. *grin*

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Nadia 31 May 2012 at 3:09 pm

Hey,
I can’t find the bee bracelet on her website.
I want one :p

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Janine 31 May 2012 at 4:44 pm

Should be there tomorrow – June 1st :-)

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Nadia 1 June 2012 at 12:57 pm

Hey,
I have emailed the company and they have said that it is going to be July 1st they are available. I will wait for then. Thank you :)

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Janine 1 June 2012 at 4:19 pm

Yes, that’s so Nadia — thanks! I’ve changed it up in the post. I missed an email alert as to the date change — doh!

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YouLookHotToday 1 June 2012 at 8:38 am

I can’t find it either – I want! Will ya let me know when it goes live @ Burtsbees.ca? Via your FB BG page? Please?

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Janine 1 June 2012 at 4:19 pm

July 1st, it turns out. :-)

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JoAnne 6 December 2012 at 11:18 am

Are these bee bracelets still available? I cannot locate them on the websites provided. Hoping to give one as a Christmas present.
Thanks,
JoAnne

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Janine 6 December 2012 at 10:40 pm

Hi JoAnne,

Aren’t these bracelets sweet? Unfortunately they are all sold out, so that sinks the Christmas-present hope, I’m sorry. Just found out, though, that a new one is coming in June 2013 :-)

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