There are many reasons why Me & The Bees is an impressive success story. First of all, it is a brand of lemonade that was created by 11-year-old Mikaila Ulmer. Secondly, it was first supported by Shark Tank and now Whole Foods. Thirdly, but certainly not lastly, it supports local bees by using honey.
Featuring a recipe passed down by her grandmother that also includes flaxseed, Me & The Bees was created out of an original fear of bees. Ulmer confesses, "I didn’t enjoy the bee stings at all. They scared me. But then something strange happened. I became fascinated with bees. I learned all about what they do for me and our ecosystem. So then I thought, what if I make something that helps honeybees and uses my Great Granny Helen’s recipe?"