Ah, now we're talking Unfortunately mead from fall honey (mostly goldenrod) have not turned too good for me 2 years in a row (I must be doing something wrong), summer honey works much better and I always end up with a surplus of fall honey and not enough of summer one...I have a slightly different take on this. Dump crystalized honey into fermenter bucket, add hot water, yeast, and nutrients. Wait 4-6 weeks. No more crystalized honey.
For the bucket of honey I use a heater blanket that plugs into 120V. I bought the "Bee Blanket" at a bee supply store. It takes up to a week to get an entire 5 gallone bucket liquid again. I do this before I bottle as it is much easier to bottle free flowing honey than something sluggish.Im in the same boat. I have about 15 lbs in the plastic jars thats crystallized. I also have about 40 lbs in a 5 gallon bucket that is crystallized. Not sure what to do with the bucket full as its hard to package. I put some in wax paper and put it by the cluster for an upcoming cold snap but that still leaves about 39lbs. Oddly, the texture is GREAT. Its mightly close to creamed honey as the grains are VERY fine.
Considering doing creamed honey with it, but from what I am reading I need more equipment to heat the honey ("need more equipment" should be stamped on every beehive as a disclaimer.