I sadly agree with everything you say. I live in Iowa, where the solution to every wildlife problem seems to be "kill it". A badger wandered into town by the church where the Boy Scouts meet, so being good scouts they called The DNR. DNR said "call Animal Control". Animal Control said "We're busy, kill it." Called a local supposed "rescue" association. They said to describe situation, and when the poor beasts behaviour was described (Typical badger defensive behaviour from what my son described) they said "kill it". Eventually the police showed up and, you guessed it, killed it.
Bees get the same treatment if people call "the authorities". People who I have done cut outs for have told me that they get advice to call exterminators, and only called me because they didn't want to kill the bees and checked the internet first. One local ag college tells people that feral bees are "worthless"!