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.

Bee Psychology

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bee Psychology Bees definitely have a way of doing things that they like. Some studies have shown a bee’s brain is amazing. Quote: The honey bee brain can figure out about 10 trillion computations in a second, which is 625 times greater than what the most advanced computers can do. There most certainly are…

Stingless Beeswax Soap

Stingless Beeswax Soap There are many products and uses for wax and propolis taken from stingless bee hives. Something I felt would be useful that is an essential in everyone’s lives is soap. I set to work trying different recipes until I came up with a really simple way that everyone can make their own…

Interview- Tom Carter

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tom Carter- Interview   I drove up to Rockhampton to meet with Tom carter. Tom has been keeping stingless bees for over 30 years and is a pioneer in the realm of stingless bee crop pollination.   He has conducted pollination services to people with 70-100% increases in yields. Tom Carter worked on the…

Series Supers

Series Supers   Series honey supers are a creation that came from a need to harvest honey without killing lots of bees. Traditionally we have used very deep supers in Australia which often contain pollen. Pollen ferments the honey and it also attracts more pests post harvest. In many ways our methods are still quite…

Stingless Bee Pests

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Stingless Bee Pests Pests are something that anyone keeping bees will encounter. Figuring out which one you have can be a problem if you have never seen them before. This video shows you what to look for so you can identify your own pests. Hopefully you can prevent an attack around your hives. …