so i decided to try setting all seasons to 'random' and the game mode to 'wilderness' to see how long i could survive. but each and every "year" in my dst server completely skips spring. and i don't mean it is just really short, i mean it goes from a snow-covered, blue-tinted world where i need a heated thermal stone to a yellow-tinted world overheating me with that same thermal stone the very next morning.
the bees in my bee boxes and in the wild never turn to killer bees either. i even logged out on the first day after winter just to make sure and the server said 'early summer'. i double checked my setting to make sure it was on random as well. so far i have gone through about 10-11 cycles and it goes from winter to summer each time.
set all seasons to random, set game mode to wilderness. (i played alone as wickerbottom.)