Message From the IBBA President
The greatest single thing about the IBBA is the people. Officers and board members freely share their wealth of knowledge and experience with members like you to help you raise healthier butterflies. They receive no payment of any kind for their generosity – not even discounts on dues or conventions. Quite the opposite. Most of them dig deep into their own pockets to make sure that every IBBA event is the best and most memorable possible. All of your dues and contributions are spent on improving the quality of our membership programming, so that we can help you improve as a butterfly farmer.
It’s been a privilege to be an IBBA board member, committee chair, vice-president and now president. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you, and please don’t hesitate to contact me or any other board member if we can ever help you in any way.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT EXTENDED!
ENDS MAY 27
I have the great pleasure to announce that we are extending the Early Bird discount on all IBBA Regular Memberships. Current members can renew their 2019–2020 membership at the discounted rate of just $119 until May 27th. After May 27th, the regular renewal price of $160 will be effective through the renewal deadline of June 1st. It’s a 25% savings – don’t miss it!
As an added bonus, we will also be extending this savings offer to new members. Please share this one-time savings opportunity with other butterfly farmers who might benefit from the support and education that IBBA offers.
The hard work and efforts of your volunteer board have made this savings possible. We also wanted to make it affordable for new members to join. Anyone who’s been a member knows how important membership to the IBBA is and what great people are involved.
Please follow the link and renew with the confidence that you belong to the best butterfly group of people ever assembled.
FOR NEW MEMBERSHIPS, enter discount code IBBA25 at checkout.
FOR MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS, the discount is already applied to the payment options.
Raising Monarch | How to Do it Right Video Series
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!
IBBA is heading to Belize!
The IBBA is heading to Belize! November 3rd-10th, 2019 with an optional overnight trip into Guatemala November 10th and 11th
NEW! Coffee and Caterpillars
By: Bonnie McInturf
Help Save Oyamel Fir Trees and Their Monarchs
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.
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.