As the clichéd saying goes, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” However, this is just what eleven-year-old entrepreneur and philanthropist Mikaila Ulmer did after getting stung by a bee. She admits that although at first scared of bees, she became fascinated by their niche and the growing honey bee epidemic. In response to plight of the honey bee, Ulmer came up with Me & the Bees a lemonade company—that uses honey as a natural sweeter—and donates a percentage of its profits to local and international organizations dedicated to ameliorating the condition of bees. Little did Ulmer know that her small lemonade stand would expand into the multi-million-dollar industry that is it today. A couple months ago, Ulmer signed a major deal with Whole Foods so that her sweet treat will appear in more than 55 stores in four southern states: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.