I give this book 9 out of 10 acorns.
The Beekeeper's Bible is a substantial contribution to beekeeping. It has an amazing wealth of information, including beekeeping history and bee biology, and a plethora of honey and wax recipes, as well as stunning pictures. It really is a beautiful book. However, if you plan to keep bees you'll want to find a source of information on the sustainable apiary, as that information is, sadly, absent from this book. In addition, with only five entries, the table of contents is inadequate for a 416 page book. That said, if you're interested in bees at all, it's hard to beat this book.