<<ikkybear, their hive dies nextdoor to you and then what?>>>
I am at a disadvantage because I am not sure where you are leading. Are you saying force should be used to burn their equipment since it might affect yours? Remember, you tried to explain to them how to solve their problem and they rebuffed you. Now that their hive died, maybe they will respect your opinion and change at least some of their ways.
<<The state took measures to see that the beekeepers did what they themselves were not able to do without direction.>>
That is sugarcoating the statement that the state used force to accomplish it's means. I don't have a problem with addressing problems, it is the use of force that I have a problem with.
The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.<br />..................Albert Einstein