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
We love a holistic approach to life. And that’s the main driving force behind PK, an online store that can provide you with amazing alternatives to your stock standard every day brands.
The businesses and people that supply us are all on the same page, putting quality first, using Australian ingredients, supporting the other businesses around them. Emphasising sustainability, the products we stock are all very conscious of their footprint, using organically sourced materials and ingredients. Nothing toxic! For neither you or the planet.
We want PK to give our suppliers more time to focus on the things they’re passionate about, their products. To free them from as much of the responsibility that comes with running a business as we can. We love the idea of creating a community of suppliers, bringing these people together and making it more than a business transaction.
Our mission is still only young, and we want to grow and build on these foundations while staying close to them. There is still plenty more to come.
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.