Help bring the wonder of bees to K-12 schools. Click here.


Did you know that one in three bites of food is made possible by pollinators? That's why learning about the world of bees is important to get a deeper understanding of where our food comes from.

Simply select a state and city below for a school in your favorite city to have a chance to receive free educational materials about bees.
Nominations open now through February 11, 2023.

Why do Bees Matter?

Bees have been around for millions of years and they are a critical part of the biodiversity in which we all depend. We rely on them to pollinate the food we need to survive. Unfortunately, Bees are in decline on a global scale. Our fuzzy friends are the littlest and biggest links in our food chain and they need our help to stay busy, healthy, and productive.

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Why start with youth?

That is where our youth come in. It's never too early to begin teaching them about bees. By studying honey bees and other pollinators, children can learn the importance of a healthy food supply and begin developing the skills necessary to act as stewards of the environment, especially helping protect the dwindling bee population.

The Wonder of Bee Education

That's where you come in. You can help bring the wonder of bees to a school in your favorite city! Thanks to our partnership with the Whole Kids Foundation, schools will he selected to receive bee education kits, Me & the Bees Lemonade, and more (see full list of prizes below). Plus, two schools will be chosen to receive actual bee hives!


Prizes include: 

-Bee education tools
-Mikaila’s best-selling Bee Fearless books
-The Kidpreneur’s Guide to Building Your Buzziness Plan 
-Pollinators Lesson Guide (hard copy and digital) 
-My Pollinator journals (hard copy and digital)
-Classroom seed ball kits
-Bee a Friend to Pollinators Poster
-Classroom Honey Tasting Kits
-1 Year subscription to Science Journal
-Crown Bee House*
-Free lemonade
*Limited to select schools

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Our Mission

In 2009, when Mikaila Ulmer found her Great Granny Helen’s flaxseed lemonade recipe in a 1940s family cookbook, she was excited to give it a try. In 13 years, what started as a lemonade stand in a front yard in Austin, Texas, has quickly grown to a national brand with distribution to all 50 U.S. states and has recognized as a high growth company by being listed on the Inc. 5000 2022. Me & the Bees can be found nationally at Whole Foods Market, Target Cafes, The Fresh Market, Natural Grocers, and Cost Plus World Market, as well as at various regional and local retailers and restaurants, and online at sites like and at our own website. The all-natural, shelf-stable lemonades contain no high-fructose corn syrup, no preservatives or additives, and are made with premium ingredients including U.S. Grade-A honey, real lemon juice, and flaxseed, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.

How to Nominate a City

Simply use the form above to select your favorite city and school to have a chance to receive free educational materials about bees. Nominations now open through February 11, 2023.


-Nominations close: February 11
-Notification of winners: March 1
-Delivery of prizes: April 2

Bee the change!

Let our founder, Mikaila Ulmer, explain the origin of Me & the Bees Lemonade.




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