I have always considered bees a lucky thing to have around and I think you all were lucky enough to catch a swarm moving thru the area maybe. I have never seen that here before. In this region everyone is on their own septic system, so be prepared for that no matter where you stay. It is preferred to put the paper in the waste basket. Not a must, but better for everyone's systems. Also in this region we all catch rainwater from our roof for our only water source as we do not have a public/ city water supply line. I have never thought that it smells. Maybe a lack of chlorine smell is what is missing. First time hearing anyone say this. We all have opinions and I respect that. Finally we all filter our rainwater for drinking and don't really feel it necessary to buy bottled water. I guess that the way of life in the desert is different than most are used to. So when you come visit this direction, please come with an open mind and a sense of living how the locals do. It does not matter where you stay here, these issues will be the same for everyone. Thanks for the feedback!