Ladies and gentlemen, have you heard the latest news – this amazing 11-year-old girl from Texas has just signed a $11 million deal with Whole Foods to sell her brand of lemonade. Amazing, right? 11-year-old girl is a self-made millionare. Take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
Her name is Mikaila Ulmer and her BeeSweet Lemonade will be carried by 55 stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The Whole Foods’ representative said that when they saw the quality in her lemonade, the supermarket agreed to sell the products in its regional stores. And, if this super-tasty lemonade does well, it’ll eventually be sold nationwide.
Mikaila says that you need 3 simple ingredients for this amazing lemonade recipe – yes, her recipe is a combination of tasty mint, flaxseed and honey lemonade, which she inherited from her great-grandmother. And, you’ll be amazed when we tell you that this sweet little girl gives a portion of her products to bee rescue foundations.
She came up with the idea for her lemonade after being stung by bees twice when she was four. She also mentioned that this was painful experience and she was terrified of bees. And then, she started to study the bees after her mother D’Andra turned her bee sting experience into a research assignment.
When she found out that bees could possibly become extinct in the years to come, she devised a plan to use her great-grandmother’s 1940 recipe, which uses honey, in order to raise money to help the bees. This amazing little girl started her business back 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.
Mikaila 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.”