Bee Bionic: Love the Honey Bees Giveaway

by Bionic Beauty on 22.Jun.2008 · 209 comments

Win Burt's Bees Radiance skincare kits!
In honor of National Pollinator’s Week, Burt’s Bees and Bionic Beauty have teamed up to giveaway 5 sets of Burt’s Bees Radiance Kits to BB readers!
Bee sure to read the rules below. :)

In order to enter: Leave a comment below containing two facts about honey bees or CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). You can find bee-friendly facts at the following websites: Haagen Daaz Loves Honey Bees, Pollinator.Org, and Burt’s Bees.

Here are a few facts to get your honey juices flowing… Did you know that pollinators are responsible for 1/3 of all the food we eat?!? And there’s some studies that show that eating locally farmed honey can improve your resistance to those pesky allergies!

The Prizes: Each bee-utiful winner will receive a Radiance Kit valued at $15.00!

  • Mini Exfoliating Body Bar (.80 oz.)
  • Exfoliating Body Wash (1 fl. oz.)
  • Mini Body Lotion (.50 fl. oz.)
  • Day Creme (.25 oz.)
  • Night Creme (.25 oz.)
  • Eye Creme (packette) (.67 oz.)
  • Full Size Lip Shimmer (.0975 oz.)

 Win a Burts Bees Radiance Body Skincare Kit

The Rules: Five (5) winners will bee chosen from the qualified entrants and will receive the Burt’s Bees Radiance skincare gift set as detailed above. To qualify for entry, you must follow the entry rules as outlined in this post. The Burt’s Bees giveaway is open to USA residents only (sorry, Burt’s Bees only ships in the US). Please only enter once; duplicate entries will bee detected and discarded. Entry deadline is June 28, 2008 at midnight US ET. The winners will be chosen via Random.org and will bee announced here on Bionic Beauty and contacted via email.
*Please note that I will not share your email address with anyone! I only use your email address to contact you if you are a winner. :)

Please tell your friends and family about this Bee Bionic Giveaway, the more the merrier! Best of luck to everyone!

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1 Alexandra June 26, 2008 at 2:34 am

Here are my bee facts!

1. Three types of individuals, or castes, can at one time or another be found in a honeybee colony, including the queen (a fertile female), workers (infertile female) and drones (male).

2. When the bee stings, the stinger, poison sac and several others parts of the bee’s anatomy are torn from the bee’s body.

2 Elizabeth M. June 26, 2008 at 6:13 am

One of every 3 bites of food a person takes is directly attributed to honey bee pollination.
More than 25 percent of the bee population has decreased in the last few winters, posing a great risk to our natural food supply.

3 CarolinaMama June 26, 2008 at 7:09 am

1)bees cannot see red;
2)bees cannot fly in rain.
Hope to win! Thanks!

4 Kelly June 26, 2008 at 3:37 pm

There are only 7 recognized species of honeybees (although there are sub-species.)
Some researchers have attributed the syndrome (CCD) to the practice of feeding high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to supplement winter stores.

5 Cindy June 26, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Honey bees help pollinate products that amount to 20 billion annually in the U.S.

A Queen bee can lay on average 2,000 eggs a day during busy season.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

6 Heather Curtis June 27, 2008 at 12:33 am

1. Honeybees have hair on their eyes.
2. The most numerous domestic animal is the honeybee, with an estimated 3,172,864,740,000 (over 3 trillion) honeybees kept by humans.

I love Burt’s Bees… thanks for the awesome giveaway!

7 Peggy Gorman June 27, 2008 at 1:01 am

Bees are amazing and we rely on them to survive. Bees are responsible for 1/3 of the earths food supply.Pollenate,Pollenate and Pollenate!!
Bees dance ,if they find a good pollen source they go back to the hive and dance.The dance show the other bees the distance,direction,quantity and quality of the pollen. The larger and richer the food source the more vigorous the dance.
Great contest, count me in to win

8 Nanette Olson June 27, 2008 at 7:34 am

1. Honeybees account for 80% of all insect pollination. Bees collect 66 pounds of pollen per year, per hive.
2. To produce one pound of honey, honey bees must visit two million flowers and fly 55,ooo miles. That’s amazing/

9 rebecca snodgrass June 27, 2008 at 7:45 am

There are five species of honeybees known.

The weather often affects the temper of bees, and on windy, cloudy days, when they are unable to search for nectar, pollen, etc, they are somewhat angry or frustrated, and they may “take it out” on some innocent passerby.

10 Denise June 27, 2008 at 11:41 am

1. The honeybee is a social insect living in large colonies of from 20,000 to 80,000 individuals.

2.There are five species of honeybees known: Apis mellifera (common honeybee); Apis dorsata (giant honeybee); Apis laboriosa (giant honeybee); Apis cerana (Indian honeybee) and Apis florea (dwarf honeybee).

11 Kathleen June 27, 2008 at 1:22 pm

This is an issue that really concerns me. I watched a PBS show last year on it and had trouble sleeping that night because of bad dreams related to colony collapse disorder. Here are my facts:

1. The following foods depend on pollinators: apples, bananas, pumpkins, blueberries, chocolate, melons, peaches, vanilla, and almonds.

2. Insect pollinators, including honey bees, pollinate products amounting to $20 billion annually in the U.S. alone.

12 Mia F June 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm

On average, a colony will produce about 80 pounds of surplus honey each year.

Honey is a source of carbohydrates — mainly fructose (about 38.5 percent) and glucose (about 31.0 percent). The remaining carbohydrates include maltose, sucrose and other complex carbohydrates. On average, honey is 17.1 percent water.

Thanks for the contest! :)

13 Ed Nemmers June 27, 2008 at 6:18 pm

1 ) Honeybees are the only insect that provides food for humans.

2 ) Nearly 80% of the earth’s crop plants require pollination.

14 Christi Bakken June 27, 2008 at 6:25 pm

Hi, my 2 facts about bees are 1. Honeybees polinate 1/3 of the fruits and veggies that we eat. 2. CCD is the mysterious disappearance of honeybee colonies. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize.

15 Annemarie June 27, 2008 at 6:55 pm

1. CCD is responsible for losses of up to 70% of the managed bee colonies in U.S. beekeeping operations.

2. 30% of the fruit- and vegetable-producing plants we rely on to feed our families need honeybee pollination to thrive.

16 Rozie H. June 27, 2008 at 7:35 pm

Here are my 2 facts:

Honey bees fly at 15 miles per hour.

The queen may mate with up to 17 drones over a 1-2 day period of mating flights.

17 Suanne Giddings June 27, 2008 at 9:25 pm

Texas produces about 5 percent of U.S. honey. About 200,000 honey bee colonies in Texas produce honey and other products and services valued at $9 million to $11 million each year.

Apis mellifera – scientific name (genus and species) of the honeybee; always italicized, but I cannot show italics for this posting.

Thanks for such a useful giveaway!

18 Sue June 27, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Bees fly approximately 10 to 15 miles per hour and visit about 50-100 flowers in each pollination trip.

To produce one pound of honey, honey bees must visit two million flowers and fly 55,000 miles.

19 Kristen Hendricks June 27, 2008 at 10:38 pm

To produce one pound of honey, honey bees must visit two million flowers and fly 55,ooo miles.

Bees fly approximately 10 to 15 miles per hour and visit about 50-100 flowers in each pollination trip.

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

20 Matthew Meisenhelder June 27, 2008 at 10:54 pm

2 facts :

Beeswax is : A natural wax made by bees in the cell walls of honeycombs, this substance is a natural emulsifier used in cosmetics

Clove Oil is : Eugenia caryophyllus. Both substances are extracted from the buds of an aromatic tropical evergreen and have warming, antiseptic, disinfectant and a pain relief properties. Both lend a sweet, spicy note to skin care formulati

21 L McLendon June 27, 2008 at 10:54 pm

Might be same as someone else’s but here are my two facts found while researching;
1. Honeybees account for 80% of all insect pollination. Bees collect 66 pounds of pollen per year, per hive.
2. To produce one pound of honey, honey bees must visit two million flowers and fly 55,ooo miles.

22 Christie June 27, 2008 at 10:55 pm

My BEE facts:
1. Bees communicate with each other about food sources using dances.
2. Bees use the sun in navigation.

My personal BEE fact: Haagen Daz needs bees to make their wonderful ice cream. I need Haagen Daz to make a wonderful life!

23 Jenny June 27, 2008 at 11:10 pm

Ok. I have lots of honeybee facts.
1. They are adorable.
2. They are decorating my nursery.
3. They are easy to draw.
4. A real fact. Bees have been producing honey for at least 150 million years. So they have had time to perfect their art. lol
5. The honeybee is not born knowing how to make honey; the younger bees are taught by the more experienced ones. Awww modeling leads to handover. This is why they’re cute.

24 Samantha Pruitt June 27, 2008 at 11:24 pm

Theoretically, the energy in one ounce of honey would provide one bee with enough energy to fly around the world.

Bees have five eyes.

25 Sylvia Porter June 28, 2008 at 3:10 am

-A single hive contains approximately 40-45,000 bees.

-The honeybee is not born knowing how to make honey; the younger bees are taught by the more experienced ones.

26 Tamara Leonard Merritt June 28, 2008 at 5:40 am

People don’t know the damage they are doing using chemicals, herbicides and pesticides when they farm and garden.

Buy local and buy organic!

While the causes for Colony Collapse Disorder are unknown, we do know that forces like habitat destruction, misuse of pesticides, invasive species and global warming create risks to honeybees.

I am NOT a women’s liber, but I love this…us females are always doing all the work, but I love the part of at least some species making males clean the house!
The pollen gathering worker bees are female. The drones, male bees, work inside the hive and perform housekeeping duties, such as clearing the hive, preparing the wax cells, feeding the queen bee and keeping the hive cooler by flapping their wings. When a hive becomes distressed by lack of food the male bees are pushed out of the hive to die.

27 Belinda June 28, 2008 at 6:12 am

Honeybees pollinate many the fruit and vegetables we eat.

The pollen gathering bees are all female.

28 lorene June 28, 2008 at 6:23 am

1) honey bees are not naturally found in the us
2) honey bees have hairy eyes ( eww)

29 Hesper F June 28, 2008 at 7:27 am

Honey bees are the only insects that produce a food consumed by humans.

To make a pound of honey, worker bees must forage nectar from millions of flowers.

30 Roseann Kies June 28, 2008 at 7:47 am

Honey bees do not like to sting, because they’ll die once they do. To calm these bees down, one must add sage smoke to their hive.

31 Deci Worland June 28, 2008 at 8:23 am

Almonds are 100% reliant on honey bees for pollination.
Only female honey bees can sting.
This is a great giveaway..fun and environmentally responsible. Love it!

32 sarah woods June 28, 2008 at 8:54 am

1. Only 7% of the bee population is the honey bee; 2. The almond crop depends 100% upon pollination; 3. Chrry trees/80% functionality with pollination; 4. Napeolan chose the bee as the Emperor of the Empire of France; It means strength/power; take a look

33 Ena June 28, 2008 at 9:18 am

CCD seriously freaks me out! I love bees. My grandfather used to keep them, so I have fond childhood memories of bees, honey, and my busy-as-a-bee, sweet-as-honey grandpa.

Here are my two facts (and they may be repeats from those above):
1. Mysterious die-off of these pollinators could put $15 billion worth of U.S. crops at risk.

2. Scientists studying the disorder believe a combination of factors could be making bees sick, including pesticide exposure, an inadequate food supply, and a new virus that targets bees’ immune systems.

Kudos to everyone who is trying to raise awareness about this alarming trend.

34 Tammy June 28, 2008 at 9:42 am

The honeybee is a social insect living in large colonies of from 20,000 to 80,000 individuals
honeybees do not hibernate during cold weather

35 Veronica Garrett June 28, 2008 at 9:44 am

Honeybees pollinate one third of the fruit and vegetsbles we eat. The honeybee is responsible for $15 billion in US agricultural crops each year.

36 Kimberly June 28, 2008 at 9:45 am

#1 Female bees in the hive (except the queen) are called worker bees
#2 Losing its stinger will cause a bee to die

I have always wondering, if a bee dies when they loose their stinger, why on earth do they sting?

Great give away thank you!

37 Carissa D. June 28, 2008 at 10:15 am

Almonds are 100% reliant on honey bees for pollination. More than 80% of all cherries rely on honey be pollination.

Thanks!

38 Heather June 28, 2008 at 10:34 am

Every third bite of food we eat depends on bees for pollination

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

39 Halina June 28, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Honey bees use the sun as a compass to navigate.

Orchids can make a bee drunk. The bee then becomes disoriented and drops its collected pollen into the flower pollinating it.

40 Mariel June 28, 2008 at 2:41 pm

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

To produce one pound of honey, honey bees must visit two million flowers and fly 55,ooo miles.

Sounds like a lot of work, but we get yummy honey and ice cream! Thanks, bees….and thanks for this contest!

41 Kathleen June 28, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Honey bees represent only a small fraction of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees and, unlike most other species, colonies are established by groups known as “swarms” rather than by a solitary Queen.

42 Mary June 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm

There are 7 recognized species of honey bees with a total of 44 subspecies.

The variety known as Apis are the only true honey bees.

43 Lily Kwan June 28, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Western honeybees are exposed to a number of parasites and propolis is a resin secreted by some plants that honeybees collect and deposit in the nest.

44 Babalu June 28, 2008 at 7:19 pm

Honey has natural antibiotic qualities.

HOney does not need to be refrigerated, and is a sterile food.

45 TanjaT June 28, 2008 at 8:26 pm

1. The mysterious disappearance of bees, called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), is a growing threat to honeybees, the mainstay of pollination services in agriculture.

2. A colony contains one queen, 500 to 1,000 drones and about 30,000 to 60,000 workers.

46 Holly Houk June 28, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Honeybees pollinate one third of the fruit and vegetsbles we eat.

Honeybees are disapearing at an alarming rate!

Thanks for this fun contest! I love Honey Bee’s!!

47 Donna Vance June 28, 2008 at 8:39 pm

Great contest. Here are my 2 facts:

1.Bees collect 66 lbs of pollen per year, per hive.

2.Honeybees are not native to the USA. They are European in origin, and were brought to North America by the early settlers.

48 Deneen Gannuscio June 28, 2008 at 8:46 pm

1. Nectar and honey provide the energy for the honey bees’ flight muscles and for heating the hive during the winter period.

2. The population of a healthy honey bee hive in mid-summer can average between 40,000 and 80,000 bees.

49 debbie June 28, 2008 at 8:48 pm

Honey has natural anti biotic qualities

There are 7 recognized species of honey bees with a total of 44 subspecies.

50 Jeanine P June 28, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Great products! I want to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Without pollinators, humans and ecosystems cannot survive.
Only female honey bees can sting.

51 Katie June 28, 2008 at 10:23 pm

I’m game:
1) Honey bees as a group appear to have their center of origin in South and Southeast Asia (including the Philippines).
2) Honey bees perform tremble dances which recruit receiver bees to collect nectar from returning foragers .

52 Michelle June 28, 2008 at 10:26 pm

It is estimated that 1100 honey bee stings are required to be fatal.

Bees are the only insect that produces food eaten by man.

53 Jennifer R June 28, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Neat stuff! My two facts are:

Bees collect 66 lbs of pollen per year, per hive.

To produce one pound of honey, honey bees must visit two million flowers and fly 55,ooo miles.

54 Michelle H. June 28, 2008 at 10:45 pm

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.

While the causes for Colony Collapse Disorder are unknown, we do know that forces like habitat destruction, misuse of pesticides, invasive species and global warming create risks to honeybees.

I have heard so many people rave about Burt’s Bees. I would really like win.

55 Kathy S June 28, 2008 at 10:47 pm

Honeybees pollinate one third of all our fruits and veggies.
Also, the honeybee population is declining quickly.

56 Timothy Sternberg June 28, 2008 at 11:53 pm

. 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.

2. 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.

57 BionicBeauty June 29, 2008 at 6:08 am

Thanks to everyone who entered! I will be in contact with the 5 winners by tomorrow (Monday). Best of luck!
BB

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