This scenario is, unfortunately, real - it's happened to a beekeeper in my town, and probably to several people who read this forum. I haven't had to deal with it, thank God for small favors, but it's one of those things that make me mad, and a bit scared, sometimes. You have a beehive in an open field on the edge of town, a couple of miles away from your house, where few people beside you ever have any reason to go. Unfortunately, lately a group of teenagers have picked this field as the place to park their cars, hang out, drink beer, e.t.c. For their personal amusement, they like to push your beehive over with the front bumpers of their cars right before they drive home. You talk to the police about this, and they say they will keep an eye out, but they have neither the manpower nor the inclination to patrol that field every night. They are also not very motivated to help guard a beehive - they consider bees a bigger menace than drunk teenagers, though they never say this to you in so many words. So, the vandalism keeps happening, though not quite as frequently. You put up a chain-link fence around your hive to restrict the kids' access, but this provokes them further. They climb over the fence with cans of gasoline and torch your hive. Do you give up on this location as a beeyard, or is there something different you can do next time you put bees in this location?