Mikaila is a 13-year-old student from Austin, TX. She is the founder and owner of BeeSweet Lemonade. BeeSweet Lemonade is an award-winning natural lemonade with flaxseed and sweetened with honey. Mikaila sold her award-winning lemonade from her lemonade stand for four years before being picked up by America’s healthiest grocery store – Whole Foods Market.
It all started when Mikaila was stung multiple times by bees as a four-year-old. Instead of being afraid of them, her parents encouraged her to do a little research. Mikaila immediately became fascinated with honeybees and their importance to our ecosystem.
She wanted to create a product that would combine her love for great-granny Helen’s flaxseed lemonade recipe and her compassion for the dying honeybee population. Mikaila's father originally considered her venture a valuable learning opportunity and a way to foster positive relationships. But it has turned into a full-time successful family business. Mikaila proudly donates a percentage of her profits to organisations fighting to save bees.
The full story: https://news.microsoft.com/features/preteen-powerhouse-meet-12-year-old-ceo-bee-ambassador-mikaila-ulmer/
Mikaila's website: https://www.meandthebees.com/
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