The survey was conducted in Adami Tullu Jido Kombolcha District to assess farmersâ€™ perception of insecticide negative-effects on honeybees. It was conducted in six peasant associations (PAs) and ten farmers were interviewed from each selected PA. On one hand, the results revealed that almost all (96.7%) of onion producers were aware of the negative-effects of insecticides on honeybees. On the other hand, the majority (96.7%) of the interviewed farmers applied insecticides (profenofos, endosulfan, diazinon, malathion, lambda-cyhalothrin, delteramethrin, dimethoate and DDT) at any stage of onion development whenever incidence of insect pests was occurred. It was found that 48.3% of the beekeepers abandoned beekeeping and bee colony loss due to pesticide application was the major driving force for abandoning beekeeping. About 53.3% of the interviewed farmers knew about the importance of honeybees in pollinating onion plants. However, farmers in the study area did not pay due attentions to honeybees and to honeybeesâ€™ role in onion seed production. As a result, farmers were spraying their onions at any developmental stages, including flowering. This eventually leads to loss of honeybee colonies and abandoning beekeeping in the area.