Eddie, that was my first thought.
Along with it is the issue that if your hives are legal to have then your neighbor can just get over it. I don't do the I am making anyone anything. I am keeping bees. if they get pissed then that is their doing not mine. My neighbors mow there lawn every Saturday morning. that annoys the tar out of me. I spend all weak listing to motors and engines running. I don't want my weekend to great me with it. but that is my reaction and not the problem of my neighbors. I don't have the power to make anyone anything. If I could I would just make them a millionaire and they could move away. So the idea that I make anyone anything I don't agree with.
I am now up to 5 hives in my back yard. and I live in town. I am at the point that I say it is time to move some. I am not unreasonable or I would think that maybe I do need to make some adjustments. If my neighbors approached me I would agree there is a problem at this point. I would not agree that I cannot have any hives. but 5 is to many for a small back yard. I tolerate there occasional party but if the started having them every weekend I wouldn't/. So I would say that if you are squared away in your thinking of what is reasonable. let your neighbor have his own ordeal with that issue and you just keep keeping bees. You didn't make him mad. he chooses to be mad. and you can't make him happy either. So do what does work.