The biggest problem in my area is fools who like to knock over hives for kicks.
There are some folks in the world that are just too mean to justify allowing them to breathe. I'd be tempted to get my shotgun after them!! But, you'd have to catch them in the act. And then, you'd get in trouble with the police. And then, and then, and then.............
Too bad you don't know when or which hive they will strike. You could fill the hive with exploding paint...... like some banks do with money/money bags. After they kicked the hive over they'd be covered in paint! It wouldn't have kept them from kicking the hive(s) over, but it should make identifying them a little easier!!