“Have you heard the sad story of the state buffalo?” Deb Smail asked second-graders at Jefferson Elementary School, prior to her Kansas Day presentation on Wednesday.
She also asked students if they knew the sound a meadowlark makes, and which colors are associated with Kansas.
Smail was there to give a talk on honey bees, the state insect, as part of a series of activities and events celebrating Kansas Day. A retired teacher, Smail now operates Deer Creek Honey Farm, along with her husband and daughter.
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