So, I kind of liked this book. It is different. There is a lot of telling about beekeeping, and I didn't know anything about it really, before this book. Kind of cool what I know now. This story is a mystery. But really it is the story of the simple life of an awkward bee keeper and his neighbors - both past and present.
I would say that half of the book is about beekeeping and half of it is the story. While most of the beekeeping relates to what is going on in the story, sometimes, it was just random facts about beekeeping.