Wouldn't bother me at all! MY guests on the other hand probably would not be real thrilled with it.
Generally speaking 15' from your front door should be fine to place a hive or two. As you are entering the front door I would suggest the bee hives to the right of the front door facing away.
You more than likely could put them even closer as long as the entrance is facing away.
You cannot 100% count on any bees always being nice 100% of the time, so taking proper precautions to keep those people who are allergic to bee stings out of harm's way should be priority.
If you keep lights on at night bees will go to them, remember this. Could be a few, could be a small handful. They will fly around against the light all night long until they expire.
If your guests are leery, have them come over after dark when the bees are all tucked in.