your weather is much the same as ours, although i think you have gotten more snow this year. sounds like your bee years was much like ours also. it was a good honey year for most of us in the PNW. also a heavy swarm year. i had so many calls that i was passing them off to another local beekeeper. started carrying extra stuff with me because if i picked up a swam in an area it was almost a sure thing that while i was at it i'd get more calls from that same area.
you know that you have a scientist over there who says we are headed for a mini-ice age?
as cold as we are, i'll take the warming!!!