Mikaila Ulmer and her BeeSweet Lemonade stand. Photograph by Patrick Wong.
If you happen to haven’t met Mikaila Ulmer but, put together to be blown away. This 7 yr previous, social entrepreneur runs probably the cutest lemonade stand (and provoking enterprise) we’ve got ever come throughout. Impressed by a recipe present in her 88-year-old great-grandmother Helen’s classic 1940s-era cookbook, Mikaila provides honey and her personal secret elements to create BeeSweet Lemonade with Flaxseed. Yum! We are able to see why it received “Most Inventive Lemonade” in Austin’s 2011 Greatest Lemonade contest.
BeeSweet Lemonade and Mikaila sharing her award profitable lemonade. Photograph by Patrick Wong.
When not behind her stand extolling the digestive advantages of flax seed or sharing her real love for bees, yow will discover Mikaila donning a bee go well with and harvesting her personal contemporary honey for BeeSweet Lemonade. Clearly we’ve got discovered a kindred spirit! The truth is, impressed by our encounter with the women, she put collectively her personal poster to coach folks on bee pleasant flowers. And if that weren’t sufficient, after every manufacturing of honey lemonade, she composts the lemon rinds for her yard butterfly backyard.
Mikaila’s poster on bee pleasant flowers.
Having began her stand on the ripe previous age of four, she was the youngest speaker at this yr’s SXSW, the place she spoke about balancing a enterprise with second grade! Oh and another factor. She donates 20% of the income from her lemonade gross sales to the Texas Beekeeper’s Affiliation to assist save the bees. See, we advised you. Blown. Away.
An entrepreneur who offers again, with ardour and creativity. An educator and a pupil. And easily cute as a button. Mikaila is a real icon of magnificence!
If you happen to stay in Austin, you might be in luck. Mikaila might be collaborating in Nationwide Lemonade Day on Sunday, Might 6. Her BeeSweet Lemonade stand might be situated on the Hope Farmers Market from 11 to 2 p.m. You’ll discover her subsequent to the Spherical Rock Honey sales space. Spherical Rock Honey is sponsoring Mikaila by offering native Texas wildflower honey. Cease by and luxuriate in. We want we might be a part of you!