Jane and John Dough Bakery in Old Town Tomball
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Jane and John Dough Bakery! The Doughs recently opened the doors to their new bakery in Old Town Tomball, where their artisan baking is well known by patrons of the Tomball Farmer’s Market. As we were selling honey at the market last year, we’d see customers with big smiles on their faces, holding huge Philly-style soft pretzels from Jane and John.
Last month, I visited the bakery to get a cup of coffee and congratulate them on their opening. When Jane mentioned she wanted bees at their bakery, I jumped at the opportunity. We placed a small hive with a new queen and officially unveiled it on Earth Day, April 22. We want this hive to provide local honey that Jane and John Dough can use in the bakery. Right now, the hive is small, but with the spring nectar flow about to begin, we expect the hive to quickly establish its brood nest and put away enough honey to last through winter. Once we see that the hive has sufficient stores, we can begin harvesting local Old Town Tomball honey.
Earth Day Activities
As part of our partnership, we participated in the Earth Day Community Work Day at the bakery. Along with officially unveiling the hive, we helped clean the yard and start a new community garden for Old Town Tomball. We brought our observation hive with Queen Daisy for some show and tell and the kids enjoyed finding Daisy and watching her lay eggs in the brood nest. Jane and John also revealed the name of the new queen bee in the hive at the bakery, Queen Wind Dough. We post updates on Queen Wind on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #winddough (it will start trending soon, we’re sure).
We look forward to a good partnership with Jane and John Dough. Their pretzels will take you on a trip to Philly and their Italian Cream Cake is divine. Visit the bakery and we’ll let you know when Wind gives us some honey!