Re: Neighbor being bothered by my new bees
I agree: first identify these "bees". See if the neighbors will have you over and point them out to you personally, or maybe take a picture of them. Be prepared to demonstrate that they are not bees (if they indeed are not). Most people think that anything that flies and potentially stings is a bee. I can stand right next to my hive and my bees ignore me. As was pointed out, at the distance your neighbors are from the hive the bees have no reason to be aggressive. Yellow jackets (my hunch as to the culprits), on the other hand, are mean.
Don't provoke a hive full of angry bees.