• Local Produce, Farm Gates & Markets

Latest News

Colony Concept store open 7 days 10am - 4pm. Restaurant is closed from May during the winter.

The Colony Concept

Monday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
62 Harman's Mill Road, Metricup WA 6280
Through the orange gates, meandering down the long driveway, you will find bus parking, disabled parking and room for the family car!
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Free WiFi
  • GIft Vouchers Available
  • Gluten Free
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Playground
  • Scheduled Demonstrations
  • Special exhibitions (galleries, museums etc)
  • Toilet
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
    Dog Friendly
  • Outdoor Playground
    Outdoor Playground

Set against the spectacular backdrop of Metricup farmland, The Colony Concept a is a specialty Honey and Mead retailer located only 10 minutes from the heart of Margaret River. In store, you will find mead, beer, wine & honey all available for tasting!

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.

The Colony Concept cellar door offers free tastings of over 10 local honey varieties from Southern Forests Honey and of Honey Wine (mead) produced in conjunction with Margaret River Winemakers. There are 5 varieties of Mead and Honey wine all available for tasting - not all of which are sweet!

The retail store covers all of your honey needs with raw, locally produced and sourced honey varieties from creamed honey to medicinal Jarrah and Manuka, all available in multiple sizes and packaging.

Exclusive "Heart of The Hive" natural beauty products can also be found, made with beeswax, native lemon myrtle and essential native oils. The range includes body balms, hair products, soaps and Nannup Tiger Balm - all paraben and SLS free and only available in-store. 

The store  also 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 head on in, say hi, taste the southwest and relax!

Featured stories

Natures Pantry: Where To Get Fresh Local Produce

Natures PantryWhere to find the freshest local produce. The fresh local produce is key to many a south west chef’s award-winning success, and has been feeding Margaret River Region locals and lovers for centuries. Want an access-all-areas pass to one of the most well-stocked natural pantries in the world? Lily Yeang share...

The Best Family-Friendly Things to do in Margaret River

Family-Friendly Margaret RiverThe best things to do in Margaret River with toddlers, teens and tweens. Only two and a half hours in the car from Perth – it’s easy to justify a trip to Margaret River with the family. And a trip to ‘Margies’ is a rite of passage for most kids from WA’s state capit...

Your Guide: 48 Hours in Cowaramup & Gracetown

48 Hours: Cowaramup & Gracetown There are two little spots just north of the townsite of Margaret River chock full of hidden gems. Next time you whizz down Bussell Highway, slow down and explore the magic of Cowaramup. There is much to be discovered both in the town itself and surrounds: from gourmet stores and artisan cella...

Doing it Differently

Doing it DifferentlyHow Your Margaret River Region is servicing the community through innovation and creativity during these changing times. As a creative, connected and flexible community, the Margaret River Region has always done things a little differently. The region’s businesses that have the ability to change thei...

14 Ways to Get Your Seafood Fix in the Margaret River Region

14 Ways to Get Your Seafood FixThe local restaurants bringing fresh seafood to the fore. Seafood dining takes on new meaning when integrity, sustainability and proximity to the marine environment are also on the menu. Eating fish has never felt so close to the source. A...

Plan Your Trip: Featured Itineraries

7 Days of Summer in the Margaret River Region

  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 1 x half-day tour Cape Cultural Tours & Koomal Dreaming
  • 1 x half-day tour with Bike Swim Hike Dunsborough
  • 1x 3 hour sail with Willie Pearl Lugger Cruises
  • 1 x half-day tour with Augusta River Tours

Google Reviews

Such an interesting place that sells a huge variety of produce based on honey. The staff are lovely and helpful in explaining all the different products and it really is worth going in person just so you can see (and sample) their ample range of product. If you do happen to be passing by then swing by and have a look, it won’t take long and you really don’t know what you’ll walk away with (in the best way!) Jonathan Quay
So glad we decided to turn in and visit this beautiful place. The staff were very friendly and informative about their products. Will definitely be looking at their online shop. Dale Friis
So cute this place! Great to take the kiddos to show the process! Plus the customer service was perfect, so kind the Spain lady. ♥️ Veronica Medina
Well worth a visit. They produce some great honey products including mead. Mead tasting paddles are $10 and worth trying. Owner is pleasant and always happy to chat. Cool to see the hives too. Ryan Gurney
We enjoyed a lovely lunch here. The service was great and all of the food ordered was delicious. We enjoyed some shared plates to start and followed up with mains. The outlook is lovely and very relaxing and there is a very well stocked honey based shop. Deanna Carter
Stay Up To Date Subscribe