I think your idea is great! Then of course I make any decision only after a pint of contemplation. I've taught beginning homebrewers for years, as a job and as a public service, and the most important thing to know was coined by Charlie Papazian in his venerable bible for homebrewers: "Relax, don't worry, have a homebrew."
It's easy to get all worked up doing mead for the first time, especially when you go to the brewshop for your stuff and some other customer, ignoring that you're starting out, tells you all about the three-million-dollar system he uses, how many times he titrates the acid levels, etc. Honey water and yeast, baby. Because I'm a newbie beekeeper, I'm analyzing everything to death. That's just my way, I always have to learn EVERYTHING. I'll definitely have a pint in preparation for hiving my package (two weeks!).
Bees, brews and fun
in Lyons, CO