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We're now taking online bookings! Head to our website to book. Lunch available 7 days 10-3. The full menu is available with local beers and wines to accompany.

The Colony Concept

Open 7 days for Lunch, Retail, Bee Room: 10 am - 4 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!
  • Children's Menu
  • Coffee/Tea
  • 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
  • Vegetarian
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Dine In
    Dine In
  • Dog Friendly
    Dog Friendly
  • Outdoor Playground
    Outdoor Playground

Set against the spectacular backdrop of Metricup farmland The Colony Concept a is a 120 seat restaurant and retail building located only 10 minutes from the heart of Margaret River. We have mead, beer, wine & honey all available for tasting in store!

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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Google Reviews

04
Jan
2021
Fantastic range of beautiful honey products and a great place to stop off for lunch. The sharing platters are great for a group and delicious. Lovely staff complete the experience. You'd bee crazy to not stop off here πŸ˜‰ Simon Reed
14
Jan
2021
Absolutely amazing experience! Learned so much from a very well knowledgeable staff member, that you can tell she loves what she does. The products they create from honey is absolutely breathtaking and if I could give more than 5 stars, I would! Alicia van Staden
06
Sep
2020
Loved, loved, LOVED our visit to The Colony Concept β™‘ It was recommended to us by another friend who went there for lunch, and the foodie pics and enthusiastic story told of a whole experience around bees and honey. So I booked straightaway and it proved a brilliant surprise for Father's Day. Very flavoursome meals, and very substantial servings, our family of four was very satisfied - especially after dessert, which was SO nice, and not heavy at all (that lemon myrtle brulee will grow a reputation all of its own). The coffee was also a great way to finish. Simon and his staff are so friendly and accommodating, and we hope to return in the future. So proud of this original concept. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday πŸ‘πŸ€—πŸ Thank you so much!!! [This is also the first time we've ever seen flavoured creamed honey!!! Wow!!!] Taz Lindsay
08
Nov
2020
Great selection of honey, friendly staff - they were very helpful and guided us through honey tasting. Shop area was really nice and cozy. Also a nice outdoor play area for kids. Lunch was great, definitely one of the highlight in my trip! :) Cadence Bok
03
Sep
2020
Amazing! You get to learn about bees and how honey is made. Amazing art work in the education room. The honey was beautiful, we got to try them at the tastings. Their honey mead is also beautiful! It's so light. The honey liqueur/mead was fantastic, I bought some for myself and for a friend. Will bee coming back with my nieces and nephew for sure! Jacquie Bicanic
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