Announcing 2021 IBBA Butterfly Professionals Convention November 4th-6th Tulsa, Oklahoma
Our 2021 convention will be at Euchee Butterfly Farm and oh what a farm! This is one of the leading butterfly breeding farms in the country covering over 1000 acres of natural habitat and breeding capacity. Under the conservatorship of Jane Breckinridge and David Bohlken, the Euchee Butterfly Farm strives to conserve ecosystems of native butterflies and is a joy to visit.
This is a high production butterfly farm and it is our opportunity to interact with all aspects of breeding butterflies from growing plants to the production cycle of butterflies to shipping butterflies across the country. The convention will focus on these activities through a work-shop based approach for all key parts of the breeding operation. Additionally, we will have speakers who are experts in their fields to guide us through these processes. This is your opportunity to improve your own operations and we look forward to another great convention from the International Butterfly Breeders Association. The convention will run from November 4th-6th with field trip opportunities morning of November 4th and on November 7th. Come have fun!
Fund Raising Auction for Butterflies and Their People
Help us raise fund for Butterflies and Their People by bidding in the auction.
Rick Mikula shares his love of butterflies with a variety of audiences, including kids, and has found a unique way to connect with all of them. In order to make what he’s teaching more concrete, he has developed a costume that illustrates how butterflies use their senses.
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.
Info Share Archives
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.
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!
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.
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.