I no longer actively brew but have made many hundreds of 5 gallon batches. Look for a local brewing club in your area to help you get started. First hand experience can be invaluable to a budding brew master. As you progress you will quickly outgrow "kit" beers and find that you can make a much better product using the partial mash method.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing
. Charlie has recipes and techniques for mead.
When I have made it in the past I used 15 pounds of honey to make 5 gallons of wort. This will make the wort with a very high specific gravity. Use champagne yeast. After fermentation, plan on bottling in high pressure champagne bottles as this mixture will burst standard beer bottles. I've had batches with 12% alcohol (based on change in specific gravity).
Mead by definition uses only honey, yeast and water.