Located in Langley, B.C. FlutterBuys Butterfly Release, Inc. was conceived from a combination of oncoming empty-nest syndrome and a lifetime fascination with butterflies. As Kim Sutton’s two children reached adolescence and became more independent, she realized she could open a new chapter in her life as well. Fittingly, she turned to butterflies, symbolic of the cycle of life.
Since 2007, what started as a hobby has become a two-part business. Those looking to raise butterflies can order larvae kits from FlutterBuys and witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. Perfect for schools and home learners, alike, the process takes about three weeks. Kits can be ordered between mid-April and mid-June.
Ancient legend says one can whisper a message or wish to a butterfly and the butterfly will take that message to the spirit in the sky. In that vein, FlutterBuys also provides butterflies for release at special events, such as weddings, fundraisers, or memorials, to symbolize hope, freedom, and renewal.