I'm with Michael Bush on this one, assuming there isn't an ordinance against bees. But do contact your state apiarist to let him/her know you are getting bees and what suggestions there may be for your area. They also can give you a heads up on problems other beekeepers in your area may have had. I'm in a suburb and resist, on principle, micro-governance. Giving honey to be neighborly is entirely different and should alleviate problems with some neighbors. Some are hopeless, but even a therapist would likely give up on them.
I doubt there is a liability for a sting. Proving the bee was yours, if it was a bee rather than some other stinging insect (much more likely), would be rather hard.
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