I live in the city and keep 3 beehives in a half acre back yard. I am moving in 2 weeks to a yard one third that size. I erect a 6 foot stockade fence around the hives to get the bees up over peoples heads and to keep the hives out of sight.
It has worked excellent and I have had no problems, The only person stung by my bees was me, 5 times in a year. My first year at that.
Hopefully you town does not restrict beekeeping.
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