10-year-old African American girl helps bees with lemonade

This video from the USA says about itself:

Bee Sweet Promo

12 March 2015

By Elettra Wiedemann in the USA:

This 10-Year-Old Just Restored Our Hope For The Future

Mar 25, 2015 10:00 AM

There’s a major buzz developing around 10-year-old Mikaila Ulmer and her honey-sweetened lemonade business, BeeSweet Lemonade. I have to admit that when I watched the video, it almost brought me to tears — I mean, this little powerhouse is super inspiring! Not only has she launched a delicious beverage product to support her passion, she also gives back to her work force — bees — in a big way.

Here’s some background: Mikaila got freaked out by bees after she got strung a few times, but her family countered her fear by helping her to learn about the busy insects.

Mikaila became completely fascinated by bees (easy to do because bees are awesome) and decided to take action when she learned about their rapid and mysterious decline in recent years.

With her grandmother’s flaxseed honey lemonade recipe, and the support of her family, she launched BeeSweet Lemonade and devoted 20% of all proceeds in support of local and international efforts to save honeybees. Lucky for all of us, Mikaila’s grandmother’s recipe was so popular that it went from the local lemonade stand all the way to Whole Foods! If you have any doubt that this company has wings, FUBU CEO and founder Daymond John just agreed to invest $60,000 in her business when she went on Shark Tank (the episode aired on March 20).

Brava to Mikaila for her passion and for taking this big next step in growing her business!

New Study: Common Pesticides Pose Significant Risk to Wild Bees: here.

Thanks To Beyoncé, People Are Thirsty For Lemonade. Literally: here.

4 thoughts on “10-year-old African American girl helps bees with lemonade

  1. You know Kitty this is sweet, charming and REAL. It’s going to take children and the adults they become to really change our anthropocentrism and to see that we are all Earthlings that matter. Thanks for bringing this wonderful little girl and her project to my attention ! May she inspire many others to pick up the baton of Life and run with it !


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