My Name is Nick and I love making things!! Learning about everything is something I like to do. I have been a carpenter here in Australia for about 10 years but recently have quit my job to do something I love, make stuff. You can view some of the things I have made here - http://www.instructables.com/member/PowellMade/ I also have a passion for bees.

Interview with Dave Jensen

Interview with Dave Jensen Recently I went up north to collect some samples of bees for scientific purposes and visited a friend of mine Dave Jensen. Dave’s story Dave has been into stingless bees for many years now and his passion for them has recently had a revival. Dave rang me to talk about hive…

Micro Colonies

Micro Colonies Making micro colonies is something I have done since the beginning. I love working with little colonies to help learn about stingless bees and watch them grow. This is a short and very brief run through on what I like to do when making my own micro colonies. There is much to learn…

Winter Hive Care

Winter Hive Care Intermediate Winter hive care is an important thing to consider when keeping your stingless bees in a cold climate. Because as bee keepers we choose to keep them in hives outside of what they would naturally live in, some consideration is required. Here is a video I made with some things that…

Bee cones

Bee Cones Artificial entrance tubes I saw a picture in Malaysia of stingless bees on a really amazing entrance tube. I researched it and decided there were too many reasons not to make an artificial one. Here is a video containing some of the reasons I wanted bee cones.  Entrance tube info When stingless…