The IBBA is a not-for-profit Trade Organization concerned specifically with the issues of butterfly breeding, releases, education, exhibition, scientific study of the butterfly world, and many other aspects of lepidoptera.
All IBBA Members are asked to abide by this ethical code.
•No shipment of butterflies from the wild; hand-reared individuals only
•Shipped where regulation permits
•When shipping for environmental release, ship only when weather conditions allow for butterfly survival
•Ship only healthy, vigorous butterflies
•Ship in containers with packing that best protects the butterflies
•Supply pertinent instructions as appropriate to insure the well-being and safety of the livestock
Butterfly people are a different type of person in the respect that they pay attention to detail, willingly adhere to strict guidelines of ethical breeding and handling of butterflies, have a thirst for more knowledge in the field, and are always looking for new and better ways to enhance their expertise.
Lucy's Butterfly Farm
Dear Friends and Butterfly Lovers,
It is with a bitter sweetness that I announce my retirement. It has been an exciting ten years of learning about and breeding butterflies. Lucy’s Butterfly Farm will continue with a new name and I will post a link to the new e-commerce website (which is under construction) as soon as it is ready to take orders for the new season in 2021.
It has been my pleasure to provide butterflies and educational kits for all my customers and I thank you for your support and confidence in me over the years. If you have paid for a kit last season but did not receive it because of the pandemic and have not received a refund please contact me as soon as possible.
Last year was a difficult one but it did provide a new opportunity to supply kits for parents faced with home learning and teachers working remotely as well. We all managed to get through it.
I thank you all for your kind words of support through the years. It was my pleasure to be a part of your efforts to teach children about our pollinators and their life cycles and life lessons. Butterflies have taught us so many things over the years and they will in future as well.
I will continue to provide pollinators with nectar and host plants in my garden and I encourage you to do the same.
As an artist I will continue to create, take photos and build on my butterfly experiences. The future is open and I am hopeful.