From past interactions I have had with the neighbour, I suspect their/her concern is that bees are dangerous and they will rip down the front door in the middle of the night and attack them in their beds. Unfortunately she is a bit of a drama queen.
The good neighbours get some honey.
Sounds like a good site. Are they just river red gums down there?
Sounds like she has been watching too much of "Secret life of the Bees" it's an interesting misconception a lot of people have... i think the hype about the 'african killer bee' got a lot of people on edge.
Yeah, it is predominantly River Red Gum - having a look at the buds on the trees there is going to be some serious nectar for them to feed off this coming season