Re: beekeeping HOA restrictions question
Most likely it was indeed one of your neighbors who turned you in. They tell you to your face that they don't mind bees, then turn you in to the HOA board and let them deal with what they see as a problem.
You can come up with lots of great arguments on why the bees aren't a problem and why you should be allowed to keep them, but, unfortunately, the language "in the Board's judgement" means they pretty much can do whatever they want about the bees. Sorry to say.
Moving into a neighborhood where a committee of busy-bodies determines how you live your life is unthinkable, to me.
(3rd year, 12 hives, Zone 5b, 5400 ft, 15.8" annual rainfall)