Sorry for the late reply, read right through your question the 1st time in your reply.
Always trying to get good feedback and appreciate the question and learning.
The side yard where the bees will be, lengthwise runs north by Northeast to South by Southwest. For purposes of this conversation I’m going to use basic coordinate information so essentially the houses on the east the fence is on the west and 2 gates one on the south and one on the north
Between the house and the fence where the bees will be placed, is approximately 10 feet wide. As you approach both gates the one on the north and the one on the south it narrows to 6 feet.
Air-conditioning units are within the narrowed portion, 6 feet wide between the house and the fence toward the the north side.
The gate toward the south side is where my vegetable garden will be/is and it also is 6 feet wide. Near the gate, is where I will have the little water garden located. Which will be approximately 20 feet from where the hive will be located. Toward the south end, it’s an alleyway with access to my garage and beyond the alleyway is a concrete wall and be on that is a major access road, 6 lanes wide. Trees surround the concrete wall between the alley and the major road.
Northside, beyond the air-conditioning units and the gate is my front yard sort of a cul-de-sac area not much traffic at all. Not even foot traffic.
The west side across the fence is my neighbors side and backyard. This area of the side and backyard of theirs is not used hardly at all. Their patio and access to their backyard is further west. They’ve got a couple of decent trees and shrubbery between our fence and their house, these trees and shrubbery do not shade the area where the bees will be.
I certainly appreciate the inquiry and the feedback I’ve gotten thus far.
Already amazed at how social and technical the beehive is and can see how essential setting up a location well will help prevent potential swarming, disease and infestation of of wanted insects. And certainly and foremost not disrupting the well-being of my community.