NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15:  Shark Tank Co-Host Daymond John and Me & The Bees Lemonade Founder & CEO Mikaila Ulmer attend the 2017 NRF Foundation Gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on January 15, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by J. Kempin/Getty Images)
Where Is Bee Sweet Lemonade From Shark
Tank Today?
By David Tran
Mikaila Ulmer, who was just nine years old when she pitched on “Shark Tank,” is the founder of Me & the Bees Lemonade, formerly known as Bee Sweet Lemonade. She came to the show seeking $60,000 for a 10% stake in the company and ended up making a deal with Daymond John for $60,000 in exchange for a 25% stake.
After securing a deal, Me & the Bees Lemonade also secured an $11-million deal with Whole Foods, and they have gone on to sell 2 million bottles of lemonade. The company continues to soar well into 2023, having nearly 6,000 spots in 40 states, including at Publix, Target, and H-E-B, in addition to Costco and Kroger.
Founder Mikaila Ulmer has accomplished a lot, including meeting then-President Barack Obama, receiving the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal, and publishing a book called "Bee Fearless, Dream Like a Kid" in 2020. She has also founded Healthy Hive Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of bees.