Arizona desert answers my question in the affirmative


We’re in Tuscon for a couple of weeks. I’ve been joking the Arizona desert will no doubt find new ways to bite, stab, and sting me as I hike around Tuscon the next couple of weeks. As it turns out, this is a completely accurate prediction. Nasty Africanized bees are on a rampage this year. Multiple people have been badly stung, some have been killed.

Tucson, Ariz., mountain climber’s body found covered in bee stings

A local bee specialist told KVOA that this year’s bee population has been building aggressive and particularly large hives.

The Arizona Sonoran Desert on a good day is far nastier than California’s Mojave. Tossing in seriously pissed off bees just adds to the festivities.