Butterfly Farming Courses

Butterfly farming courses can help you learn all the different aspects of raising butterflies! Butterfly Farmers (or breeders) are a special breed of people.  There is a lot to learn in this business and it’s difficult to find it all in one place.  Butterfly Farmers need to be a ‘jack of many trades,’ so we’ve developed courses that can help you as you learn your business.

Butterfly farming can be daunting as you begin to realize all the tasks involved.

If you have not taken our course “So, You Think You Want to be a Butterfly Farmer?” we would highly encourage you take that first.  It is a basic course to help you understand all the different aspects involved in becoming a butterfly farmer.

If you are already farming butterflies, congratulations!  The courses below are for you.  We have put these together to help you as you learn different parts of your business.

You will need to register for each course individually by using the Paypal button below each description in order to take the course.  

If you are a member of Association for Butterflies, you will need to register and sign up for your courses HERE to receive your discount.

If you are not a member, you can find out more about becoming one HERE.


Packing & Shipping Butterflies – $50
packed boxThis course was written from the painful trials and errors of shipments made and received by butterfly farmers over the years.  An incorrectly packed box of butterflies will reflect poorly on your business but will also reflect poorly on the industry as a whole.  Sadly, one bad shipment will make more news than ten great shipments.


Raising Painted Lady Butterflies – Coming Soon!
Painted-ladyThrough this course you will learn how to raise Painted Lady butterflies on an instant diet.  From getting adults to pair and lay eggs, to caring for the eggs and larvae, to emerging the pupae, you will learn all the ins and outs of how to raise healthy, beautiful Painted Lady butterflies.




Raising Monarchs in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators – Coming Soon!
butterfly-lifecycleIn this course, we learn how to raise healthy Monarch caterpillars in our classrooms. Raising Monarch caterpillars in the classroom can be challenging. There are basic procedures to ensure the safety of caterpillars in the classroom that can make the difference between success and failure in this magical and educational adventure.

From children petting dogs before arriving to school to tachnid flies that lay eggs on caterpillars, many potentially-deadly things happen out of our sight. What are avenues for pesticides that are unseen? What makes a rearing container dangerous? What about weekends?

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