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.
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. More information coming Soon!
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.