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.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).