This world-famous honey variety comes from the flowers of the black locust tree, also called a false acacia (robinia pseudoacacia). The trees come into bloom in late May, and continue into June. The blossoms are intensely fragrant, which helps to attract the bees.
The black locust tree is native to the Southeastern United States, but has now spread to large areas of the United States and many parts of Europe. This particular honey comes from the province of Transylvania, in Romania.
Acacia honey is very light in color, and ranges from Water White to Extra White. Hold the jar up to the light and you can nearly see through it. The taste is sweet and very mild, with just a few floral hints and a whisper of vanilla. It has almost no aftertaste.