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The Colony Concept

Open 7 days 10 am - 4 pm
62 Harmans Mill Rd, Metricup WA 6280
Follow the long driveway, past the orange gates and you will find bus parking, disabled parking and room for the family car! Open 10am- 4pm daily
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Brunch
  • Children's Menu
  • Free WiFi
  • GIft Vouchers Available
  • Gluten Free
  • Highchair
  • Licensed
  • Liquor Licence
  • Lunch
  • Meals Available
  • Outdoor seating (beer garden, alfresco)
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Scheduled Demonstrations
  • Special exhibitions (galleries, museums etc)
  • Table service
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Toilet
  • Vegan options
  • Vegetarian
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
    Dog Friendly
  • Outdoor Playground
    Outdoor Playground

Not just honey! The Colony Concept is a holistic honey experience including: full restaurant, raw honey sales and tastings, honey wines and beers, tea & coffee, honey bee farm with bee education and bee glass viewing hives, workshops, beekeeping equipment, retail store and kids playground.

Situated in the beautiful countryside of the South West WA region and nestled in the forests against a lake, the focus at The Colony Concept Honeybee Farm is sustainability, and supporting local producers with a "Petal to Pot" and "Paddock to Plate" concept.

You will enjoy delicious local fare in the restaurant where the menu has all your dining options covered and changes seasonally. The Colony Concept contains a fully licensed restaurant offering a casual dining experience with amazing produce from across the region with local lamb, marron, cheeses and honey! Dine inside, on the patio or grab a picnic blanket and head to the lawn.

Also on offer are free honey tastings of over 10 local honey varieties from Southern Forests Honey and a cellar door providing tastings of Honey Wine (mead), produced in conjunction with Margaret River Winemakers. There are 3 varieties of mead on offer with a drier finish honey wine, inspired by the regions chardonnays, a spiced Blush style with hints of cardamon, cinnamon and clove and a pure sweet mead style. Relax with a honey beer produced in collaboration with local brewers, Cheeky Monkey along with ciders and wines from Colonial brewing, Churchview wines and Larrikins.

The retail store covers all of your honey needs with their 13 raw, locally produced and sourced honey varieties. Available in 300g, 900g and 3kg jars or tubs (season dependent) with creamed honey options and medicinal Jarrah and Manuka. Their exclusive beauty products, "Heart of The Hive" include these beautiful natural products, along with their own beeswax, native lemon myrtle and essential native oils. All paraben and SLS free and only available in-store. The range includes body balms, hair products, soaps and Nannup Tiger Balm.

The store sells beekeeping tools, suits and hive inserts and during the year they offer a 'Bee Experience', with workshops in beekeeping and sustainable practice that can be booked in advance. Learn safe, ethical and sustainable ways to keep bees at home!

So why not settle in with a meal & a drink while the kids play on the playground designed by Ethan aged 8 and Amalia aged 6. With Western Australia's largest clear viewing hives in the bee room for small kids and big kids alike to enjoy. There are board and ball games to enjoy as well!

Head on in, say hi, taste the southwest and relax!

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Upcoming events

Star Gazer Sessions

28 February 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 28 February 2020 @ 10:30 pm

In conjunction with The Mobile Observatory, The Colony Concept brings you a dinner event not to be missed! Enjoy delicious local fare straight from the Colony Concept Kitchen followed with star and galaxy gazing by the lake with the universe to view above you! Honey......

Google Reviews

20
Jan
2020
Food was amazing! The honey wine and honey beer is the perfect accompaniment on a sunny day on the deck with a beautiful view. Must see new addition to the tourist trail, a fascinating information centre of all things honey and bees and even has a big perspex bee hive to check the live action. Epic Mike Watts
16
Jan
2020
Wonderful new addition to the Margaret River Region and in my opinion, a must do. Several different types of unprocessed honey, creamed honey and honey products to try, including three different varieties of 'honey wine'. We really liked the Forest Harvest unprocessed honey variety, but of their honey was delicious. There is a playground for the kids to play, but our kids were more enthralled by the bee and honey information area with a visible glass working bee hive. We thoroughly enjoyed a beautiful meal at the restaurant. The cheese platter and lamb ribs were both well priced and very delicious. The ribs were succulent and the sauce was beautiful. The staff were very informative, including owner Simon who was extremely helpful and knowledgable on all things honey. Wonderful experience, will definately visit again. Adam Jackson
14
Dec
2019
Newly opened. Great experience learning about bees and honey from Noah. She taught us a lot and made us feel welcomed from the first step through the doors. Come and enjoy! mikewms198 .
04
Feb
2020
I've been here for lunch twice now and really enjoyed it. Chefs Leon and Richard designed and cook a fine menu with something for everyone including a few yummy kids meals. It's easy to try the Mead with the tasting paddles on offer. It's a lovely venue with a great vibe. Coming trough the front door you'll find the shop with all kinds of products made with honey plus different flavour honey, creamed aswell. Trough to the next room you'll find lot's of information about bees and honey. There are two beehives in a perspex wall which show the workings of a hive very well. Adjoying you'll find the restaurant which features an outside sitting area aswell. There is a playground and games to entertain the children. Beatrice Burns
18
Dec
2019
Matt Walsh
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