"I could not believe what I was seeing," the woman said in the now-viral video.
"The homeowners were getting tired of listening to the buzzing," the bee removal specialist claimed.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct a year-long study to determine whether the American bumblebee may be placed on the endangered species list.
"When people care about something and we all come together to work on things great things can happen," said Mark Scott.
No matter where thirteen-year-old Lacey Shillinglaw goes, Betty the bee follows close behind.
Christian Grasland said he delivered the nest to the municipal building in Brittany to "raise awareness" about the invasive species.
In a "bee treadmill" experiment, the pesticide reduced the length of time and distance that the insects could fly.
About 40 percent of pollinators like bees and butterflies are at risk, according to a UN-issued report.
It's the first time this phenomenon has been shown in a non-human animal.