I'm finding it tricky to rate this book... I don't think I've read anything similar to compare it with, and to me it seems like a fairly original story.
I did enjoy reading it though, it was interesting to see the life of the bees (though I'm not sure that all the facts are 100% correct). A lot of the time the bees seems to be very 'human' in the way they act, but it didn't really ruin the story for me. It is a fiction after all, so some 'unrealistic' aspects are to be expected in my opinion.
All in all an interesting read :)