Just as seen with other areas of our lives, a slow gradual shift over time often times goes unnoticed. I know many bee associations work closely with 4-H organizations. I think my state sends yearly money for one cause or another for 4-H programs. And many beekeepers are also farmers with kids in 4H. So what is this all about? The national 4-H headquarters in Washington has decide to allow PETA to present workshops at the 4-H national conference. PETA flies in the face of every farmer with animals, every beekeeper, and anyone who eats meat. PETA's own written agenda is to stop all animal farming and agriculture. They have also denigrated beekeepers. And would rather see animals put down then continue with what they think is "slavery" by humans who love cats or dogs. If they had their way, we would all have to give up our bees. 4-H WAS an organization that I GAVE too. No more! To allow the crap they spew to be cast upon our youth is appalling. Whoever allowed the door to crack and decided to allow an anti-farming and anti-beekeeping organization such as PETA to have a place at the table so they can carry on their agenda, should be quickly taken out behind the woodshed.