The natural environment can only be maintained in a healthy state through the interest and active involvement of local people. Honeybees and their products are highly prized by many cultures around the world, and as a result, indigenous communities have come to possess rich and detailed knowledge of beekeeping [1
]. Beekeeping is important as conservation intervention involving the development of community-based natural resource management through participation of communities [3
]. Beekeepers have economic reasons to retain the natural habitat through boosting honey production [4
]. Ethiopia has diverse ecological zones ranging from very humid to very arid zones. These zones have varying beekeeping potential most of which is unexploited [7
]. The country is the largest honey producer in Africa with an estimated annual production of 45,300 tons of honey and 5000 tons of beeswax [8
]. The government has identified the beekeeping sub-sector as one of the engines of economic growth with potential of poverty reduction and conservation.
Beekeeping development is possible to raise communities' awareness of the natural environment and lead them to engage in the conservation activities [9
]. Loss of trees has negative implications for beekeepers which mean loss of bee forge, loss of nesting sites for bees, loss of places to keep hives and low honey production [10
]. More often, climate change adaptations and integrated production options are focused on agricultural production and little efforts have been focused integrated beekeeping to climate change adaption despite its great potential for employment creating, conservation and poverty alleviation simultaneously. The objective of this study was to integrate improved beekeeping to watershed conservation as a commercial venture for income generation for the watershed community and climatic change adaption.