11-year-old snags deal with Whole Foods

Posted at 1:12 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 13:12:49-04

An 11-year-old just got a deal with Whole Foods to sell her lemonade in 55 stores. 

Mikaila Ulmer told NBCBLK, "I thought I would have to choose between making money and helping save the bees and overtime I realized that I could do both." 

And if Mikaila Ulmer hasn't already put our pre-teen years to shame — her lemonade is also healthy. She sweetens it with honey rather than sugar, which inspired her business's name, BeeSweet Lemonade. 

Ulmer, from Austin, Texas, has owned her lemonade business since 2009 — and this is only her most recent success. 

Last year, Ulmer appeared on ABC's "Shark Tank" and snagged $60,000 in backing. 

She also received an award as one of the top black innovators at South by Southwest last year.  

And she's even made an appearance at the White House. 

This video includes clips from BeeSweet LemonadeNBCBLK, and images from Facebook / BeeSweet Lemonade and MVMT50.