The Colony Concept

Star 4.8 (89 Google reviews)
Southern Forests Honey is open 7 days a week, with extended hours 9.30 - 4.30pm Fridays and Saturdays BYO food and relax in our surroundings with a drink from our licensed bar. Alternatively BBQ packs, salads and desserts will be available to purchase from us to CYO (Cook Your Own)

The Colony Concept

Through the orange gates, meandering down the long driveway, you will find bus parking, disabled parking and room for the family car!
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The Colony Concept is a destination, home to Southern Forests Honey, the region's largest specialist honey and bee-related products store including Keepers Mead and Brewing Co and Keepers Kitchen, offering an extensive range of everything Honey and Bees
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.

Southern Forests Honey  

Offers tastings of all our local honey varieties, sourced from our many apiary sites around the South West. The retail store covers all of your honey needs, from creamed honey to medicinal Jarrah, all available in multiple sizes and packaging. We use unique characteristics discovered in our Honey to enhance our Chefs Range pantry items. 

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

Keepers Mead and Brewing Co

Hosts 9 different variations of Mead to be experienced, ranging from quite dry and crisp wine style, to sweeter, with a delicate Honey profile of the Fortified and Barrel Reserve.

A selection of Brews are offered from the tap or can and all brewed onsite, so park yourself at the bar, or take your paddle or glass to an indoor or outdoor table to enjoy the view. 

Picnic and BBQ  Area  
BYO food and relax in our surroundings with a drink from our licensed bar.    
Alternatively BBQ packs, salads and desserts will be available to purchase from us to CYO (Cook Your Own)

So why not head on in, say hi, taste the Southwest and relax!  



The Colony Concept

62 Harmans Mill Rd, Metricup WA 6280, Australia


Star 4.8 (89 Google reviews)
Kml1974 Kml 18 January 2022

Visited here today. Well stocked shelves with all sorts of honey themed items. Hubby and I tried the mead tasting which is $10. We took the tasting plate out onto the veranda which had a lovely relaxing outlook . The lady serving us was very informative and friendly . I was spoiled choice they all tasted delicious!! Also tasted honey and honey based spreads. The Jarrah was definitely our favourite.

Jonathan Quay 08 September 2021

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!)

SL Wong 14 May 2022

Love honey? Then you'll love this place! Everything from Honey (duh) to honey wine honey beer honey sweets honey ice creams, anything related to honey you'll find here.

Ben Hunter 22 April 2022

Great products. Definitely enjoyed the honey red wine, not too sickly. The tastings, however, are very expensive at $10 for what it is and you need to get two bottles to get it back. It would be way more worth it if you got refunded for a single bottle or lowered the tasting price. I would also like to have tasted the honey mead beer, which wasn't on offer for tasting. The lady at the counter was lovely and extremely passionate.