A middle grade memoir from fifteen year-old lemonade entrepreneur and one of TIME Magazine's Top 30 Most Influential Teens, Mikaila Ulmer, and her advice for life and business. After landing a deal with Daymond John on Shark Tank, her lemonade is now sold in grocery stores across the country. In 2018, Mikaila launched her Healthy Hive Foundation, and 10 percent of the net profits from the sale of her lemonade goes to saving our honey bees. Come chat with Mikaila about her first book, Bee Fearless.
"In sharing her story, this talented Black girl breaks down not only each opportunity and decision she and those who supported her had to make along the way, but also the lessons about business that she learned in the process, making this a manual as well as a memoir. Her growth is inspiring, her story is fascinating, and her wisdom is priceless for young entrepreneurs. Gift this to every aspiring and beginning entrepreneur; they will thank you."
— Kirkus, starred review
"From running a multimillion-dollar business to making time for her schoolwork, Mikaila will awaken the go-getter in you. Bee Fearless inspires us all to dream like kids and pair our passions with our purpose"
— Daymond John, Shark Tank
About the Book:
When Mikaila Ulmer was four, she was stung by a bee—twice in one week. That very same week her grandmother sent her a recipe for flaxseed lemonade. To some those events might seem unrelated, but to Mikaila it was perfect timing. She didn't enjoy getting stung at all, but it did make her think about the role bees play in our lives and our ecosystem, especially as they are becoming increasingly endangered. After all, without bees we wouldn't have honey! With Austin Lemonade Day on the horizon, Mikaila decided that she could use local honey with an old lemonade recipe to raise awareness and money for bee conservation and Me & the Bees Lemonade was born! Mikaila's lemonade stand has taken her from meetings with Fortune 500 CEOS, to securing a deal on Shark Tank, to even the Obama White House.
About the Author:
Mikaila Ulmer is the founder and CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade. Using her great-granny Helen's flaxseed honey lemonade recipe, Mikaila launched her business from her home in Austin, Texas, in 2009. After landing a deal with Daymond John on Shark Tank, her lemonade is now sold in grocery stores across the country. In 2018, Mikaila launched her Healthy Hive Foundation, and 10 percent of the net profits from the sale of her lemonade goes to saving our honey bees.