Sustainability Policy

With over 150 years of caring for what we do, we feel a sense of kaitiaki, and responsibility to ensuring the health and sustainability of Aotearoa New Zealand. This includes our people, culture and environment.


Our People

We welcome all people to our Colony community, and whether one of our many regulars that we get to know, meeting us for the first time on a passing visit, or a virtual visitor via our digital experiences, you will be treated as a respected guest and we will do our utmost to welcome you.


Our Culture

Our Colony is of Aotearoa New Zealand, and has been for over 150 years. We acknowledge our tangata whenua, our complex history and the contribution of those that have chosen to make this place their home. We believe by sharing stories of our history we help to bring understanding, and are on a journey to enrich the cultural experience that we can share with each other,.


Our Environment

Everything we do is based on maintaining a healthy, sustainable environment, but we can always do better.

We seek recyclable packaging in our products, and reuse our suppliers packaging for our own shipments. Where we can't reuse, we recycle as much as possible.

We source our bulk honey from responsible beekeepers that care for their bees and the environment. Many of these beekeepers are 3rd or 4th generation, with our families having known each other throughout.


If you would like to know more about us, please feel free to get in touch!