FREE Butterfly Courses

This page offers FREE butterfly courses.  You MUST register (below), in order to take these courses.  You may then click on any of the pictures to take the corresponding course.


 

So, You Think You Want to be a Butterfly Farmer?Monarch Chrysalis
Do you have what it takes to become a butterfly farmer?  Butterfly Farming is not for the faint of heart.  There are diseases to contend with, stock to evaluate; you need time to spend – LOTS of time; money to invest.  Do you have what it takes?  This course is designed to show you what the life of a butterfly farmer is like.

 

 

Butterfly Release Course for Funeral ProfessionalsMonarch Butterfly
This course is a self-directed course, designed to teach you the how, when, why, where and what if’s of butterfly releases for funerals.  The course material was written to take over the period of 3 days with an optional Final Exam.  A fee of $10 and successfully completing the final exam is required to receive your butterfly release certification and a business listing on the website of Association for Butterflies.

 

 

 

Butterfly Release Course for Wedding/Event PlannersMonarch Painted Lady Butterfly
This course is a self-directed course, designed to teach you the how, when, why, where and what if’s of butterfly releases for weddings.  The course material was written to take over the period of 3 days with an optional Final Exam.  A fee of $10 and successfully completing the final exam is required to receive your butterfly release certification and a business listing on the website of Association for Butterflies.

 

 

 

USDA ePermitsUSDA APHIS
All butterfly farmers who ship butterflies outside their own state are required to have USDA permits for the 9 species of butterflies allowed to cross state lines.  This course will help you save time as you learn to apply for your permits via the USDA ePermits website.

 

 

OE_tape6Monarchs and Queens:
Ophryocystis elektroscirrha (OE) Identification & Prevention
COMING SOON!

In this course, we learn about the OE life cycle and how to raise OE-free Monarch butterflies. From identification to elimination, responsible rearing techniques are emphasized. OE is a parasite that infects butterflies using milkweed as a host plant and is well known for its impact on Monarch butterflies. It is our responsibility to ensure that we are doing all we can to raise OE-free butterflies.


 

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