I've noticed the same thing. The bees never had a dull moment this summer, which is such a huge change from last year when it was hot, incredibly dry and seemed to last for decades! All the bees did last summer was haul water, beard up, and sulk.
Wait, did I say "this summer"? We didn't have a summer this year. It went from a long spring to an early Fall with hardly any transition.
"Before I speak, I have something I'd like to say. . . . I will try to keep this short as long as I can." Yogi Berra