Bumble Bee began as a stage stop in the 1870's, serving the southern Bradshaw's mining camps, including Prescott, Gillette, and Tip Top. Henry Wickenburg lived here just prior to discovering the Vulture Mine. Bumble Bee has had an on-again, off-again existence ever since, leaning mostly toward off-again. In the late 1960's, a fake ghost town was erected in a vain attempt at establishing a tourist attraction. Today the ghost town is gone and Bumble Bee is little more than a wide spot in the road.