Steven currently serves as a board member for 3 national bee industry organizations as well as the US Beekeeping Industry representative to the EPA Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee. He frequently gives presentations at national and state meetings and is also active in the MS Beekeepers Association and MS Farm Bureau Federation.
Angelia volunteers as the Secretary for the Pollinator Stewardship Council.
Our mission is to produce high quality Russian queens for backyard, sideline, and commercial beekeepers, while providing fast friendly and reliable service. We also strive to produce the finest local, raw and unfiltered honey along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.
We love educating others about natures sweetest insect and the benefits of honey and bees. Whether to elementary school kids or commercial beekeepers, the whole family enjoys talking bees.
We’re a small family operation that believes that honesty and hard work are key to success. Steven, Angelia, and our
three children all work in several capacities when needed, from the office to the bee yard.
Steven Coy is a second generation beekeeper with more than 18 years experience as a commercial honey producer. He recently started the Coy Bee Company, LLC so that he can focus on producing Russian queens. His past experience in retail sales, agriculture research, and queen breeding have given him the skills necessary to produce and sell pure Russian queens.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Science and a Master’s Degree in Biology, both from Arkansas State University. He is a charter member and current President of the Russian Honey Bee Breeders Association as well as an Executive Board member of the American Honey Producer’s Association. He is also the current Secretary/Treasurer for the Pollinator Stewardship Council. 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 on the control of Tarnished Plant Bug in Cotton at Arkansas State University.