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Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary
Programming & Collaboration's
Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary derives from viewing us as an Apothecary and hive. As a community-hearted collective of divine creators and humans, we make space for those in all fields who desire to give back. We can dream and create a future that guides integration with one another and build from there.
As the framework of an Apothecary, each person has various healing medicines within themselves that lead and heal them. These medicines guide us to what we are most passionate about and desire to share naturally. In that healing and acceptance of ourselves, we connect with others on similar or different paths.
The healing amplifies in real-time and creates a potent spark in vibration like an elixir, an herbal medicine that not only heals us but holds space to celebrate ourselves and find likeness as we blend and merge. Through our healing, we serve.
Who is Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary?
Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary is us.
The community. The youth. The adults. The elders. Our ancestors. They are the spirit beyond and within each of us.
We are the recipe of our elders and ancestors. We carry the torch and take on the role that is most true to who we are and enjoy ourselves in those expressions. We are the ingredients needed to change the world in the most honest connection and collaboration. Through each of us something new can be birth into our reality.
Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary is an appreciation to our ancestors who’ve paved the way for us and given us many blueprints. Sweet Herbal Honey moves through and beyond the paradigm of selfishness, fear, doubt, and insecurity and into thinking big, envisioning, moving practically, and trusting in the process as a hive and apothecary. It encourages us to share our authenticity while working collectively to create opportunities that are community-governed and sustainable for us in serving each other in justice and care.
this is a physical creation of us.
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.