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Mikaila Ulmer, the 11-year-old who launched BeeSweet, a flaxseed-based lemonade that uses local bees’ honey, landed a distribution deal with Whole Foods to distribute her lemonade to 55 different locations.

Ulmer got the idea to launch BeeSweet when she had her own encounter with a bee and decided to research the creatures. She discovered that they were in danger of disappearing and decided to do something to spread the word.

10-year-old Mikaila Ulmer earns $60K investment for lemonade business

“Last year, beekeepers lost 40 percent of all their hives,” Mikaila told NBC. “Bees are dying.” She 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.”

 

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