We placed one hive of sweet girls on our friend's property, following all the rules set out by the state of Florida. The hive faces a 6' wooden fence (only side with this tall fence--rest of yard is unfenced), is clearly designated by the black plastic under it and the big bricks surrounding the edges of the plastic, AND the small fence around that. The side of the hive is set back on the property ajacent to a big wide easement that runs behind all the houses along a canal. Now, we have just been warned by the township (a "complementary citation"--are you kidding me?) that we have to move the hive by Friday (people that walk their dogs on the easement are afraid of my bees--no one has been stung) but the state is standing behind us. Our inspector is coming out on Monday (we are due anyway) to check this and our other properties out. I'm sure the state is OK with the whole thing and the township has no rights the way the laws are here in Florida. Now, here's what we are worried about--vandalism or someone spraying my sweet girls. What do you all think? At the very least, we will move them farther into the property. My hubby was worried about the sprinklers hitting the hive but we can put up deflectors. Or, should we let these big scaredy cats run me off and I take my toys and go home??? That last option does go against the grain.......urg!