Ulmer, un futuro studente universitario presso l'Università della Georgia, dice che la sua idea multimilionaria è iniziata con una puntura d'ape.
“Avevo quattro anni e mezzo, durante la pausa estiva, e sono stato punto da due api in una settimana, “lei disse. “After doing some research, I learned that bees are incredibly important to our economy. Without them, our entire food supply would collapse, e quello bees are dying at an alarming rate…”
Ulmer says the knowledge sparked her novel idea to sweeten her great-grandmother’s flaxseed lemonade recipe with honey and donate a portion of proceeds to organizations that work to save bees.
“That started over 12 years ago in Austin, Texas, and we’ve been going strong since,” lei ha aggiunto.
Ulmer says that, since her “Vasca degli squali” appearance in 2016, her company has been “busy as bees,” telling viewers that the product is currently in approximately 6,000 distribution points across the U.S., Compreso 1,300 Publix stores and in eight states in the southeast. Ulmer said she’s determined to merge profit with philanthropy.
“We are looking for more ways that we can save the bees, that we can teach social entrepreneurship ai bambini, and we can make a greater impact and this lemonade company is my way of doing so,” lei disse.
Ulmer says that, as an African-American woman and as a kid, she had to prove herself, and encouraged everyone to use the things others says they cannot do as “milestones” e “motivation” to reach their goals.
“Me & The Bees” lemonade is available for purchase at several major U.S. retail chains, including Publix and Costco.