There is something to be said about verifying before doing.
Everyone can exclaim that they have a right to beekeep.
And you do, as long as it doesn't violate the law.
If you have a problem with a law, then work to get it changed.
Remember it is US and our represenatives that make the laws.
And it is US and our petition that makes the changes to those laws.
By just doing, you don't assert a right by violating a law.
You assert a right by making sure the law preserves your liberty.
And sometimes the absence of a law provides the liberty.
If you just do, you raise the strong potential to cause a conflict.
And if the law is on the books and its opposing you, you will loose.
It is much better to research and preserve first.
The outcome of this could have become much worse.
The beekeeper could have made noise that would have motivated someone to outlaw residential bees.
Beekeeping could have become a ag-zone only practice.
I think eventually it could become that way nation-wide if we don't mind ourselves properly.
Right-to-farm legislation and other means only protect so much.
We need to be better educated to prevent unreasonible legislation.
Shotguns in hand and "you ain't gonna keep me from doing it" isn't demonstrating much of an education.