This revised edition is based on the original 2001 version of the manual and draws upon the authors seven years experience of managing varroa in New Zealand. Mark led the research team on varroa and Michelle is currently running a programme to select varroa tolerant bees.
Dr Mark Goodwin is a research scientist with The Horticulture and Food Research Institute (HortResearch) of New Zealand Ltd. Mark leads a research team that conducts extensive research on varroa, honeybee diseases, and crop pollination.
Michelle Taylor is a research scientist at HortResearch. She is currently running a breeding programme to select honeybees that are varroa tolerant.