I'm in Austin, Texas which is subject to the following laws:
A beehive is "infectious if the bees are not hived with movable frames" and therefore "the chief apiary inspector may seize and order the destruction, treatment, or sale of a colony of bees, equipment, pollen, or honey, etc."
-Texas State Agriculture Code; Title 6; Subtitle A; Chapter 131; Subchapter B; Sec. 131.021
"A person shall keep a colony in a Langstroth-type hive with removable frames that is maintained in sound and usable condition."
-City of Austin Ordinance Chapter 3-6-3 (A)
Many cities/counties/states have similar laws on the books. What are your thoughts on keeping bees in a TBH as a hobbyist when it is contrary to the law but where Langstroth hives are allowed?