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.

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

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 natural…

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…

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…