SEASON 6 EPISODE 23
flaxseed lemonade made with locally sourced honey
Mikaila Ulmer and Theo Ulmer
$60,000 for 10%
$60,000 for 25%
What is Me and the Bees Lemonade?
Me & the Bees Lemonade has been making ready-to-drink lemonade sweetened with local honey from bees and donates a percentage of its profits towards bee preservation and protection for more than 10 years. The flaxseed lemonade incorporates using honey instead of just sugar or artificial sweeteners in the recipe and is available in five flavors.
Who Founded Me and the Bees Lemonade?
Mikaila Ulmer is the CEO and founder of Me & the Bees Lemonade. She was just four years old when bees stung her twice in the space of a few days. Currently, Mikaila is a high school student who travels to speak at social entrepreneurship and bee conservation events. She also runs the Healthy Hive Foundation, a nonprofit geared towards saving pollinators.
Founder’s StoryMikaila Ulmer was first scared of the bees after they stung her. However, after a little research, she realized the vital role they play in the ecosystem, and she was fascinated. Bees made her realize how vital it was to work together and communicate efficiently.
She was inspired to make a product that incorporates her grandmother, Helen’s, flaxseed lemonade recipe while focusing on nature preservation. Miss Ulmer draws her motivation from bee preservation and preventing them from extinction. Her entrepreneurial journey started at youth entrepreneurial events and the lemonade stand in front of their home.
Additionally, Mikaila is motivated by the fact that she’s her boss and can make her own money. She has also authored a book ‘Bee Fearless, Dream Like a Kid’ published by Penguin Random House. Miss Ulmer says her biggest challenge was finding funding for her company before it grew to what it is currently.