Re: Neighbor Issues
Yes, some people think that all bees do is fly around looking for someone to sting. I moved home around 2 years ago and brought a few hives with me to be used as cell raisers. The neighbors had a few bees exploring around their house and were pretty worried, so I invited them over for a look. Chose a very small and very docile hive which I opened and showed them the combs, baby bees (larvae), the queen etc, and they were fascinated, also astonished how the bees showed none of the aggression they had been expecting. Now they are fine with the bees, and ask after them regularly, and I give them honey.
Could all turn to custard if you tried it & they got stung though, if in doubt that might happen probably better not to attempt it.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).