water jugs unless they are glass are not a good idea, the pH change with the plastic from what i have read is not the same as a plastic carboy.Do you have a local home brew shop? Get some yeast or order online, follow basic mead recipe. Toss some raisins or other fruit in for nutrient to get the yeast really rocking. Plan B is to follow a recipe, assuming yeast is already present and rocking the honey. One of two things should happen- you get a decent mead or a decent vinegar.
You can ferment in gallon water jugs, 5gallon (clean) buckets...and its pretty good stuff.
I agree somewhat with this.i normally do not advocate boiling the honey for mead, but in this case it would kill the wild yeast, then you could use a single strain culture and let ti rock.