– Connie Hodsdon of Flutterby Gardens of Manatee
This coming year IBBA is initiating a year-long campaign for Raising O.e.-Free Monarchs, to promote and support the raising of quality, healthy butterflies.
This is a free course on raising healthy monarchs through the identification and removal of the protozoan parasite Oe (Ophryocystis elektroscirrha).
We realize that longtime breeders are aware of procedures for raising Oe-free monarchs. We believe that continuing education for any profession, including raising butterflies, is important.
Click HERE to see a list of members who have earned the IBBA Continuing Education Seal for their participation.