with Nigel Read I BUILT a beehive in the garden of my housing trust property three years ago. In June a swarm of bees settled in the hive, prompting a complaint to my landlord and a phone call and visit from them. Now I have had a letter saying I have broken my tenancy agreement and must remove the hive and the bees. There’s a lot about dogs, cats and birds in my tenancy agreement but nothing about insects. Your tenancy agreement is likely to prohibit you from allowing any animals to annoy or be a nuisance or danger to neighbours or to any visitors. Since insects are animals it’s possible that your hive will fall foul of this clause. Your housing trust will have an appeals procedure which you should probably investigate. Take a video of your hive and the bees’ IS there a standard charge that banks make to act as executors of wills, or do the fees vary from bank to bank? If so, what’s a reasonable amount for them to charge? It’s certainly advisable to enquire about the fees before writing a bank into your will to act as executor, although the fees charged are usually those in force at the date of death and not necessarily those at the time of making your will. Banks usually charge a percentage of the value of the estate, regardless of the amount of work involved in sorting it out.