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She Scores $11million Deal With Whole Foods To Sell Her Leomande – Video

A brainy Texas girl has just made a sweet $11 million (£7.6 million) deal with 55 Whole Foods stores to carry her brand of lemonade. Mikaila Ulmer’s BeeSweet Lemonade will be carried by stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Mikaila won $60,000 (£42,000) in seed money when she appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” in which innovators pitch investors to win a pool of funding.

After the show she served lemonade to President Obama, was a part of Google’s Dare to be Digital campaign, and won numerous awards for food and entrepreneurship.

She uses a tasty mint, flaxseed, and honey lemonade recipe she inherited from her great-grandmother, and she gives a portion of her products to foundations that rescue bees.

Mikaila thought up the idea for BeeSweet when she was 4 and stung by bees — twice. “It was painful. I was petrified of bees,” she said in an interview with NBC News.

But then she began to study them and “something strange happened. I became fascinated with bees.” That’s when she started cooking up a plan to use her great-grandmom’s lemonade — with honey — to raise money to help the bees. All that’s left now is the buzz about Mikaila’s drink.

This is how people reacted to this post:

Gabriel OrtizI’d buy that lemonade any day. This is the type of news we need to be hearing about 🙂

TheJellymontyWhat a beautiful little girl. I’m sure the lemonade tastes as sweet as she is.

Mandy.I read about her in the Time for Kids magazine titled Influential Young People.

My teacher made us write a persuasive essay about one of the people on the pages speaking to our school and I chose Mikaila. She has a huge impact on ecosystems and nature. Love you, Mik!

Salome SarkarCongrats dr mikaila!! So happy for your achivemnts!!& feeling so inspired!Wish you all the best for your journey ahead!

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