The Elm Fork Beekeeping Association has invited us to login to their August meeting for special guest Steven Coy. Thursday, August 20th, 2020, 6:30pm
Steven Coy is a second generation commercial beekeeper with more than 20 years experience. In 2014 he started the Coy Bee Company, LLC so that he could focus on producing Russian queens. He is a charter member of the Russian Honeybee Breeders Association and has been breeding Russian bees since 2001.
He believes in serving the U.S. Beekeeping industry where he can. He currently serves as an Executive Board member of the American Honey Producer’s Association, and is the Vice-president of the Mississippi Beekeepers Association.
He is a past President of the Russian Honey Bee Breeders Association as well as the former Secretary/Treasurer for the Pollinator Stewardship Council.
He also served as the U.S. Bee Industry representative on EPA's Pesticide Protection Dialogue Committee (PPDC).
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Science and a Master’s Degree in Biology from Arkansas State University. In addition to his work as a beekeeper, he also worked as a Research Technician at the USDA Biological Control Research Unit in Stoneville, MS, and as a Research Assistant at Arkansas State University.
He frequently gives presentations at national and state meetings and is also active in the MS Farm Bureau.
He is also the co-author of the only newly released book on Russian Bees.