I am looking to get into beekeeping. I have a plot of land ~20x50m that I would like to put some hives on. There are multiple nearby fields with horses - minimum distance ~ 50m to nearest such field.
Would there be any problems with getting the bees with regards to the horses? Would the neighbours be likely to be aggravated by the introduction of bees? Are the horses likely to be hurt by bees? Would the law forbid keeping of bees near to horses?
I have found this site: http://www.beekeeping.org.uk/bee_law.pdf which suggests a beekeeper HAS been held accountable for bees resulting in a death, but supposedly the beekeeper behaved unreasonably, so I am unsure how relevant it would be. I haven't been able to find any more such cases