Re: "When my life is over, I will sing this song."
Grant you should have a written inventory of what hives & gear you have, and where. I have known of whole yards of bees to just get forgotten, when someone dies or just gets too old.
I'm surprised you guys saying about not being able to sell the business. In my country there is a keen interest in any beekeeping businesses for sale, no worries about getting stuff sold.
"We don't need no education" (Pink Floyd) - Yes you do, you just used a double negative.