Somewhere in the world right now, there is probably a kid (or a celebrity's kid) arguing with some cops to keep his lemonade stand open. Then there's 11-year-old lemonade seller Mikaila Ulmer from Austin, Texas, who took selling lemonade to a whole other level. Ulmer is the founder of BeeSweet Lemonade, and she recently, she managed to land a very impressive $11 million dollar deal with supermarket giant Whole Foods.
According to Business Insider, Ulmer uses an all-natural lemonade recipe (no artificial sweeteners) her grandma made in 1940s. One of the key ingredients in her lemonade is honey.
"When I was four years old, I got stung by two bees in one week," she told NBC News. "It was painful. I was terrified of bees." After being stung, Ulmer started studying bees and told the website that she "became fascinated" with them.
When she found out that bees are nearing extinction, Ulmer wanted to come up with a way to raise money to help save them. That's why, at only 4 years old, Ulmer founded BeeSweet Lemonade. She continues to use organic honey in the drink and gives a portion of the earnings to organizations that rescue bees.
This isn't the first time Ulmer has found herself in the limelight. In 2015, she was a contestant on ABC's Shark Tank and took home a $60,000 investment to start her lemonade business. Un-bee-lievable.
Here's a lesson to take from Mikaila's success story: when life gives you lemons, add some honey and quit whining about your 9-5.