Nina Tverskikh is the beekeeper and apiarist behind Nina’s Bees. Based in the Blue Mountains of NSW, this small business produces beautiful artisan skincare products for the body and face.
This business follows national organic guidelines for beekeeping and is actively involved in the rescue and rehoming of wild bees from public spaces. Nina educates children on the importance of bees to our ecosystems by conducting bee talks at local schools, offering tips on how to grow bee-friendly gardens.
Nina’s Bees works closely with Native Oils of Australia to source single origin, Australian-grown native essential oils and natural ingredients for their products, creating zero waste in the process.
This business chooses 100% recyclable packaging for all Nina’s Bees products, including cardboard boxes, paper tape, aluminium tins and paper.
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The Pulp Kaktus Mission
When starting Pulp Kaktus, we really wanted to make sure our personal interests and passions would be clearly evident throughout the store. A place that was built on strong core values that were maintained as we continued to build our identity.
Our main focus is to be community first, bringing together talented artisans from all over Australia and provide them a place where they can forget about the boring chores that come with running a business. Giving them more time to focus on the things they really have a passion for and freeing them from the rest of the nonsense that might otherwise tie them down.
Sustainability and a positive environmental impact is also a big influence in all of our decisions. Together, these make up the core criteria that we followed when selecting the products and the other items that would support our store. We’re confident that this critera will continue to be met in all the future decisions that are to be made on behalf of Pulp Kaktus.
We’re still very early in our journey and we’re super excited with the potential for where we can take PK. Thanks for supporting us from such an early stage, we look forward to the work we can accomplish in the future.
About Pulp Kaktus
The original direction of Pulp Kaktus wasn’t where we’re at now. Starting out as a plant gift service, Allison was delivering cacti and succulents all over the city of Melbourne. Pulp Kaktus began finding its stride in the height of Melbourne’s 2020 lockdowns. Providing a way for people to connect and celebrate special occasions during a time when connection was left by the wayside. All the while, Allison was also refining her skills at the wheel… Her true passion, hand-building ceramics, was always where she wanted to take PK. Initially to produce pots that could be combined with her already existing plant gifts and create a pair that was entirely unique to PK! Allison continued to develop her craft. She experimented with her own glaze recipes and clay mixes to create her very own identity in the ceramic world.
Upon moving into a brand new pottery studio...
Allison decides that she wants to dedicate all of her time to her pottery. Bringing the sale and delivery of succulents and cacti to a temporary halt.
With this newly dormant brand, we thought about what we could do to keep the name Pulp Kaktus alive. We quickly arrived at an answer, deciding that we wanted to turn Pulp Kaktus into an online store. Something closely resembling a real world market. A place where Australian businesses and creators could come together and broadcast their talents to the world. We wanted to stock products that were hand-made, here in Australia, we wanted to build relationships with the talented people that created these items. We wanted to stay away from the big names and the cheap knockoffs. And wanted to give you a line of products that you don’t see every day. A place you can come and be excited by the new things that you can explore.
And now here we are. The first step towards Pulp Kaktus‘ new identity has been taken. We are excited to begin shaping this website and this brand into one that we really love.
Thank you for joining us on this journey. We hope you like the store we have built so far and the products that we offer. We would love to hear from you if you have any feedback for us.
Thanks again and enjoy!
Will + Ash.