Michelle Taylor

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InstitutionThe New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited
 
Postal addressBisley Road, Ruakura Research Centre
Hamilton
3214
New Zealand
 
Office phone+64-7-959 4564
Mobile phone+64 277281406
Fax+64-7-9594431
E-mailmichelle.taylor@plantandfood.co.nz
Webhttp://www.plantandfood.co.nz
 
 
 
Research interestsHoney bee gut bacteria
 Honey bee Health
 Pollination
 Honey bee management
 
PublicationsScientific papers:
Goodwin, R. M, H. M. McBrydie, M. A. Taylor. 2013. Wind and honey bee pollination of kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis ‘Hort16A’). New Zealand Journal of Botany 51(3): 229-240.
Taylor MA, R. M. Goodwin, W. Yorston, E. M. Gould. 2013. An associate potential microsatellite marker to identify Varroa Sensitive Hygiene in honey bees (Apis mellifera). (submitted). Apidologie.
Gould, EM, Taylor, MA, and SJ Holmes. 2011. A more consistent method for extracting and amplifying DNA from bee wings. Apidologie 42 (6) 721-727.
Taylor MA, RM Goodwin, HM McBrydie and HM Cox. 2008. The effect of honey bee worker brood cell size on Varroa destructor infestation and reproduction. Journal of Apicultural research and Bee World Vol. 47 (4):243-246.
Taylor MA, Goodwin RM, McBrydie HM, and Cox HM. 2007. Destroying managed and feral honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies to eradicate honey bee pests. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science, Vol. 35: 313–323.
Goodwin, R. M, M. A. Taylor, H. M. McBrydie and H. M. Cox. 2006. Drift of Varroa Destructor-infested worker honey bees to neighbouring colonies. Journal of Apicultural Research 45(3): 155-156.
Goodwin, R. M, M. A. Taylor, H. M. McBrydie and H. M. Cox. 2005. Base levels of resistance to common control compounds by a New Zealand population of Varroa Destructor. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science 33(4): 347-352.

Popular articles:
Taylor MA, Yorston WC. July 2012. Organic control of varroa – Part 8. The New Zealand Beekeeper.
Taylor MA, Yorston WC 2012. Performance of Varroa Sensitive Hygiene honey bees. The New Zealand Beekeeper 20(7): 15–18.
Taylor MA, Yorston WC, Goodwin RM 2012. VSH (Varroa Sensitive Hygiene) Programme update. The New Zealand Beekeeper 20(3): 45–46.
Taylor MA. 2011. Changes to oxalic acid concentration. The New Zealand Beekeeper 19(9): 14.
Taylor MA, Goodwin RM, Martinez O 2010. VSH honey bee breeding programme. The New Zealand Beekeeper 18(9): 17-19.
Taylor MA, Goodwin RM, Martinez O, McBrydie HM, Evans L 2009. Organic control of varroa – Part 7. The New Zealand Beekeeper 17(7): 17-18.
Taylor MA, Goodwin RM, McBrydie HM, Martinez O, Evans L 2008. Control of varroa using organic treatments – Part 6. The New Zealand Beekeeper 16(10): 22-23.
Taylor MA, Goodwin RM, McBrydie HM, Page-Weir N, Cox H 2008. Organic control of varroa – Part 5. The New Zealand Beekeeper 16(9): 57-58.
Page-Weir N, McBrydie H, Cox H, Goodwin M, Evans L 2008. Control of varroa using organic treatments – Part 4. The New Zealand Beekeeper 16(5): 8-9.
Page-Weir N, McBrydie H, Cox H, Goodwin M 2008. Control of varroa using organic treatments – Part 3. The New Zealand Beekeeper 16(4): 7.
Page-Weir N, Cox H, Goodwin M, McBrydie H 2008. Control of varroa using organic treatments – Part 2. The New Zealand Beekeeper 16(1): 11-12.
Page-Weir N, Cox H, Goodwin M, McBrydie H, Nayak A 2008. Control of varroa using organic treatments. The New Zealand Beekeeper 15(10): 9.
Taylor MA, Cox H February 2008. Varroa-resistant bees. BeeCraft 90(2): 5.

Book:
Goodwin, RM and MA Taylor. 2007. Control of Varroa: A Guide for New Zealand Beekeepers. H & A Design & Print, Wanganui, New Zealand.