Floral Source & Origin
Acacia honey comes from the nectar of the creamy-white acacia tree blossoms. When in full bloom, acacia trees are loaded with clusters of flowers which perfume the air and summon the bees. The acacia tree (also known as a Black Locust) is native to the Eastern United States. In the mid-1700's, some of these trees were sent over to England. From there, they spread rapidly over Europe. Today, some parts of Eastern Europe have vast acacia forests where large honey crops are made.
In past years, we have sourced acacia honey from Ukraine and Romania, both of which make amazing acacia honey. But getting honey from either of these locations is a bit tricky these days, plus international shipping costs have gone through the roof. Our current supply comes from Pennsylvania. This honey is darker in color as compared to the European crops, but the flavor is excellent.
Acacia honey has a very mild flavor. Delicate fruity-floral notes linger in the background of this medium sweet honey variety. Because it is so fruity and mild, acacia honey is a very popular variety in the United States and Europe. One customer summed up the flavor as a "light taste of goodness."
We offer this honey in three sizes:
- 15 ounce glass jar
- 1 pound plastic bottle
- 1 gallon (12 pound) plastic jug
With such a mild flavor, acacia honey goes well with just about anything that needs a touch of sweetness. It pairs very well with a mild herbal tea such as chamomile. It also plays nicely with a mild cheese like brie, chevre or Monterey Jack.