Butterfly Professionals Convention

Announcing IBBA Butterfly Professionals’ Convention 2020. This year’s convention is going virtual and we are so excited! 

November 12 & 13, 2020. 

Join us for a virtual tour of a working butterfly farm and informative presentations with question and answer sessions from experts. Presentations include finding butterfly breed stock, raising monarchs, identifying and combating butterfly diseases, plant management, regulations, and more. There will also be some fun, interactive sessions. 

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IBBA 2020 Video Contest Winners

1st place Melanie Intravatola Belize Trip

2nd place Tatia Veltkamp Pupa to Butterfly

3rd place Roberta Vigil Very Hungry Monarch Caterpillar

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Exciting new information on butterflies and more! To register, you must first become an IBBA member.

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IBBA Contributes to Water Pump for Butterfly Nature Center, Belize

International Butterfly Breeders Association Assists Tropical Wing Nature Center and their Community. On the recent IBBA trip to Belize, one of our many adventures took us to Tropical Wings Nature Center in the Cayo District just outside of San Ignacio. Here we toured the farm and met the family who run the Butterfly Nature Center where school groups, residents and international travelers are introduced to the many native butterflies of Belize. The mission of Tropical Wings is to educate its visitors on the importance of protecting the rain forests and natural environments of Belize.

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Message From the IBBA President

Welcome to the IBBA. To belong to an organization where people are sincerely dedicated to helping one another for the betterment of our community lifts you up.

The IBBA members give willingly of their time, volunteering hours of service and years of experience, all in order to improve how to raise and care for butterflies.

This passion for what we do displays itself in many ways, from education info shares, to adventures around the world, to working with regulatory agencies, to the fundamentals of breeding butterflies.

If you stop and think about it, the butterfly world is not big and it is dependent on dedication.  Dedication by our members to the growth of life, not only for the stunning butterflies we raise but also for themselves and for each other.  The result is helping one another to be more successful. This is the basis of our community and I am proud to be part of it.

And the best thing – it is just darn fun.

I can not but thank all the people who have help me personally over the years, you have made my world a better world and I look forward to a terrific year.


John Dailey
IBBA President

Raising Monarch | How to Do it Right Video Series

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A step by step video tutorial on the basics of rearing monarch butterflies. In this 6 video series, you will learn how to properly pair monarch butterflies, collect their eggs, wash their eggs, mount pupae, check for OE, and more!

Help Save Oyamel Fir Trees and Their Monarchs

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Illegal logging activities in Mexican butterfly sanctuaries are destroying the Oyamel Fir trees that migrating monarchs need to survive. Habitat loss along the entire monarch butterfly migratory route has decreased size of Mexico’s monarch overwintering sites by at least 84% over the last 20 years.


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Info Share-Let’s Talk About Butterflies!

Open discussions in real time about raising/breeding/farming topics and also updates from the board. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 8pm EST. It’s a open conference call with IBBA members. For access to the call, please contact Connie Hodsdon.

Topics will be guided by members on the call. Watch the IBBA Mailing List for further details.

IBBA Continuing Education Program

The IBBA will be providing breeder-specific courses for raising healthy butterflies. Upon completion of a continuing education course, you will be entitled to display the IBBA Continuing Education Seal. Courses are FREE unless stated otherwise.

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