They thought this particular bee was extinct for around 38 years, but there she was in a termite nest alive and well in Indonesia.
"It was absolutely breathtaking to see this 'flying bulldog' of an insect that we weren't sure existed anymore, to have real proof right there in front of us in the wild," said natural history photographer, Clay Bolt, who took the first photos and video of the species alive.
"To actually see how beautiful and big the species is in life, to hear the sound of its giant wings thrumming as it flew past my head, was just incredible."
Currently there aren't any legal protections around it's trade, but there damn well should be.
Now if only they can get a mate for her and the species can be brought back from the brink of extinction. Maybe it'll lead to a way to fight colony collapse.