11 year old entrepreneur signs $11 ml deal for homemade lemonade
Published on: 04.04.2016
The 11 year old Mikaila Ulmer is currently one of the most famous young entrepreneurs in the world. After experiencing a sting bee twice, Mikaila learned more about the way bees produce the honey and found that bees are disappearing from the planet although honey bees pollinate more than $15 billion of crops each year.
This led her to launch a campaign in order to raise awareness on this issue and thus created a lemonade using an old recipe from her grand grandmother. This started in 2009 and she sweetens her lemonade with honey instead of sugar or artificial sweetener, which is healthier and saves the bees as well as provides support for beekeepers. Me & The Bees lemonade now will be sold in Whole Foods market chains in 55 stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, based on an $11 million deal.
According to Daily Mail, Mikaila told NBC that “bees are dying. Last year, beekeepers lost 40 per cent of all their hives.” She also quoted Albert Einstein who said: ‘If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left.’
She secured $60,000 on ABC’s TV show Shark Tank, last year and then went on to serve lemonade to President Barack Obama. She was also a part of Google’s Dare to be Digital campaign. Mikaila is now leading workshops on how to save the honeybees.
Read the full story at Daily Mail.