My brother and I own a metal fabrication and Semi tractor Truck/Trailer service and repair center. I live 3 1/2 miles from our shop. I have a large colony of Purple Martins on our farm where I live. I want to raise nucs for my own self sufficiency and possibly to sell. I doubt that raising queens and Purple Martins go too good together. I have considered putting nucs and a couple of hives at our shop. We have 2 1/2 acres there and there are a few places to tuck a hive or two, or several nucs, BUT the only good places would be fairly close to the property lines.
We have a chiropractors office on one side, residential housing on the other and government housing behind us. I don't want to interfere with the neighbors being able to mow their yards without getting stung. If I put the hives, say 20 feet from the property line and face the hives towards the center of our property, would that be a safe distance to keep peace with the neighbors?
I could put the hives and nucs on our other farm, but it is across town and wouldn't be as convenient to check.