Anne Smith, owner/operator of Sunny Honey Company, began working at Pike Place Market as a sales agent and eventually, market manager for the Whatcom county based non-profit Growing Washington, many years ago. In 2008, she began working with her first two beehives, one in the back of her Capitol Hill apartment and one in her best friend's backyard in Georgetown Seattle.
The following spring, Anne was invited to move to Whatcom County, outside of Bellingham, Washington to assist Growing Washington as a pollinator. Alongside this change in scenery, Anne began to grow her amount of beehives exponentially and honey production soared.
By 2010, Sunny Honey Company was born out of a box of bees and a dream! We began selling our locally produced honey at Pike Place Market and all around the State of Washington, including the Shoreline, Ballard, and Mercer Island Farmer's Markets, as well as on the Growing Washington farm tables at all the Seattle and Bellingham neighborhood farmers markets, for 4 years.
In late 2014, the Pike Place Market management took notice of Sunny Honey Company and asked us if we’d like a permanent storefront. It took a lot of work and a big leap of faith to turn our small farm business into permanent and much larger business, but life has been sweet and we are now the cutest little honey shop you’ll ever visit! We are located under the iconic Pike Place Market clock, behind the Rachel the pig, and right next to where they throw the fish!