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Collage Created by Urban Farmer, Welder and Herbalist Karina Roca. Thank you Karina!.


About Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary


"Activating one's hive heart can unlock the trueness of their individuality and who they are as [one.] Generational bridging, community empowerment ,and legacy sustainment towards collective liberation must continue with each of us. "

 Jaee Sumter, Founder

Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary LLC is a small traveling interdisciplinary community creative business that strives to empower and uplift all communities of color within the U.S. and internationally. We strive to build environments of understanding, creativity, and empowerment where education is a key to liberation.

Our mission is to create educational transformative spaces that center people of color and bring together an exchange of building integrative creative solutions that are rooted in cultural arts, social change, and liberation. Through our events, services, classes, products, and educational projects, we strive to promote understanding, acceptance, and solidarity with all people to build mindfully. We believe that celebrating the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences can create a better world for all.

We specialize in organizing programming that centers on sustainability, cultural preservation, and interdependence that provide safe and inclusive environments for learning. We provide holistic healing experiences accessible to everyone. Our events, fundraisers, workshops, and all general programming are curated to bring people together in love, community understanding, and building better bridges that move us towards intergenerational bridging and collective freedom.

Sweet Herbal Honey bloomed during COVID-19' with him and our other ancestors in spirit. Ase' O to our elder ancestors Grandma Dorothy, Auntie Gertude, and Papa Joe; who died in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 and diabetes. 

Ase' O to all the people who transitioned to the ancestor land due to COVID' or otherwise. May their spirits live heavily and in celebration in the afterlife.

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Ase' O Ancestor Joseph "Joe" Sumter

In loving memory to my grandfather, Papa Joseph "Joe" Sumter​

October 16, 1940-April 7, 2020



Human. husband, fatherloving grandfather, Zulu brother, faith believer, protector, community lover, community business owner. and powerful ancestor.


Joe's Record & Sweet Shop

- sweet we are my dear ancestor. my teddy bear



Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary briefly started as a community-led social media platform on Instagram in February of 2020 as a space for our founder, Jaee Honey Sumter, to share their story, create self-produced programming, and offer spiritual as well as explorative information for the collective that they learned along the way. 

During its inception, Jaee resided in China to teach and met some extraordinary people. Jaee also learned about their communities and stories by connecting with them. These communities and countries included Myanmar, China, Thailand, and Laos. The stories centered on unjust experiences from powerful movement shakers from and living in countries like Bulgarian and South Africa. Due to the difficulties of communication with loved ones in the U.S., Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary moved towards the direction of social media after Jaee's experiences years of doing this work naturally in physical space. This virtual outlet opened many doors to integrate and create programming that existed in  caring, transparent and inclusive forms. 

Weeks after its conception, Covid '19 occurred; the hive quickly and naturally manifested as a virtual space on Instagram for people to find comfort, make new connections with people around the world, explore themselves, actualize their ideas, and radically share their stories in the most authentic and creative outlets. Our programming centered on all fields and manifested through virtual music performances, artist & poet talks, dance and art workshops, healing circles, community donation drives, herbal insight, collective tarot, and astrology readings, quarantine zine, YouTube series, Radial Self-Love highlights, cooking recipes, talks about our vision and purpose in the world. 

This vision guided Jaee further into this realm, especially with their elders shifting into the ancestral world due to COVID misdiagnosis. Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary helped Jaee to process all that was occurring in their life. In February of 2021, Sweet Herbal Honey became an LLC entity and a full access online archive that acts as our website and displays all physical and virtual programming from the community. The Sweet Honeycomb archive honors mutual investment, creative freedom, mindfulness, artivism, reimagination, and tangible solution-building through storytelling. By exploring and learning the tools that work most naturally for us, we can inspire and feel inspired in expanding our momentum in further action and production.

As of January 2023, Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary is a traveling interdisciplinary community creative agency and digital archive that produces community-centered creative-based projects, programs, events, and services that give back to low-income communities in need. We develop fundraiser-based creative programming and partner with community-focused POC creators, collectives, businesses, and organizations to collectively merge and build further in our platforms to bring new sustainable and innovative cultural community ideas into fruition, step-by-step. We work directly and side-by-side with communities in need that honor their voice in providing the most aligned services and experiences for them, their families, and the community at large. 



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Janae' "Jaee" Sumter

Founder & Artist



New Orleans, LA

Based: California & Traveling

Core Team Members

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