Delbert Whitman Jr. looks for mites taken from the bee hive before treatment on Rare Bird Brewpub's roof in Traverse City. Whitman has many bee hives at his Lake Ann home.

Rare Bird Brewpub's beer “Son of a Bee Sting” which is made with honey taken from the hive on the brewery's roof.

Nate Crane pours a beer “Son of a Bee Sting” which is made with honey from the hive on the roof of Rare Bird Brewpub in Traverse City.

Delbert Whitman Jr., left, and Nate Crane examine part of the hive on Rare Bird Brewpub's roof in Traverse City. Rare Bird uses their own honey in beer and food.

Bees gather on part of the hive taken out for inspection.

Delbert Whitman Jr. looks for mites taken from the bee hive before treatment on Rare Bird Brewpub's roof in Traverse City. Whitman has many bee hives at his Lake Ann home.

Rare Bird Brewpub's beer “Son of a Bee Sting” which is made with honey taken from the hive on the brewery's roof.

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