I met the owner of the house with the beehive and she expressed concern that they'd attack the kids walking by. I assured her that they won't just attack kids and that my two kids and I absolutely love watching the beehive on our way to daycare in the morning. That it is one of our morning joys. I thought the owner seemed comforted by that.
Then we went camping for a week and came back to hear that the home owner ended up spraying it with poison. My neighbor (whose child also walks with us to daycare), said it was incredibly depressing cause one morning he saw thousands of dead bees all over the sidewalks and grass.
I feel like one nice piece of nature is coming to Los Angeles, and then the people can't handle it and have to kill it. The loss of our beehive was really sad.
I am sorry to hear that. It is very sad, and such an irresponsible thing for that person to do. Bees are in decline. They play such an important role in pollination we are supposed to be encouraging them not killing them.
I have got one of those bee houses hanging in the garden for solitary bees. It has got little cavities and hollow tubes in for them. I don't think there are any using it yet though.
Here, they pass out (for free) seed packets for flowers that bees will like, so we can plant them to help mitigate the declining bee population. We have two trees in our yard that the bees absolutely love. They never bother us though, just buzz around, collecting nectar from the little flowers on the two trees.