Nice pictures. I take it that someone just parked those hives there for the summer?
I've no idea about the hives but your question is interesting. I wonder if someone is renting the bees? They are at this location...
Another thing you might find interesting Forrest, is that I saw a drone. I don't mean a hobby drone but much larger and could have been fixed wing - difficult to tell due to the distance but it was descending toward the west until it dropped below the trees and out of sight. It was certainly landing at Phoenix Air on Paga Mine Rd.