Giving Back From The Start
From the very start, Mikaila invested a portion of the profits from the sale of her lemonade to organizations fighting hard to save the honey bees. Mikaila has since established The Healthy Hive Foundation, powered by The Giving Back Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with federal tax exempt status as a public charity. ID 04-3367888. She also volunteers her time teaching youth and families on the importance of the honeybees and how to help save them.
Below are a few organizations Me & the Bees Lemonade supports:
With Me & the Bees’ donations, Heifer International, provides the gift of Heifer honeybees to needy families around the world. A gift of bees includes: A package of bees, the hive and box, plus training in beekeeping. The donation of honeybees:
- Boosts income through sales of honey, wax and pollen
- Stimulates growth of the family’s crops through pollination
TEXAS BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
Donations to the Texas BeeKeepers Association supports the ongoing research by Texas A&M University, on the preservation of bees in the State of Texas.
SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER
The Sustainable Food Center of Austin cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food.