Thank you hardwood, Nature Coast, deknow, AllenF....I won't do ANYthing until I have things captured on tape. I will certainly not tip my hat, or watch them (that they KNOW about!). It may be another two week wait...we'll see! I will have the house buttoned up tomorrow like nobody is home, and I will be in the garage monitoring the security cameras.
It is all recorded, so I will have everything I need if they are indeed messing with my bees! There are only five houses with access to our lake, and all are very on board with having bees in the hood. (Their fruit crops and gardens have been crazy good since the bees have been here, and they love it!) The yard crew is the only thing that makes any sense, though I will not accuse/confront anybody of anything without proof. Stoked to have the cameras in place now...tomorrow could be fun!
Thanks again, and Ill keep you updated!
hardwood: Got this reply on another forum from a FL Apiary supervisor...
Harassment of bees is not a crime. It is very difficult to prove with insects.
Damaging your hive, equipment, beekeeping livelihood is another matter.
Florida Stature Chapter 586 and Florida Administrative Code 5B-54
I have asked a few more questions. And truly, I wasn't trying to make small talk....I hope Peggy is doing well!