Time to order up some AHB for their butts! Did you ask the husband why his wife had no problem w/ bees and he did? Did they articulate what it is the bees are doing? Or are they "just oppossed" to bees. Most cities DO NOT have restrictive zoning. I would maintain a hive just in case an ordinance is passed, so you can be grandfathered in. I would also notify neighbor who threatened to burn your hive that he is not welcome on your property. so when he does, you can add defiant trespassing to liost of charges. For two yrs I have had hives in a very populated area. My picture appeared in newspaper w/ beehives and my neighbor called police that day. I stilll have my hives and he found out i am registered w/ state and he could pound sand. I did, reduce number of hives, partly to help w/ his pool situation, partly to get my hives onto new areas. I also found if you do an inspection w/ them present, you wearing no gear, and they get a taste of honey, most peiople stop worrying about the bees.