Originally Posted by z987k
15lbs of honey should have given you a much higher gravity, somewhere around 1.162 sounds about right.
You might want to recalculate. 15 pounds of honey mixed with 4 gallons of water will net slightly over 5.25 gallons at 1.100.
What I don't understand is how the OP can use over a gallon of honey and over 4 gallons of water and end up with 5 gallons total. However, the starting gravity looks pretty good for his volumes.
NewBlood, to answer you first question, I think you picked a tough yeast to use. I made the mistake of using 4184 once, and I doubt I'll ever use it again. Unlike brewers, mead and wine makers almost always use dry yeast, and there are several great choices out there.
I'd say for your choice of yeast you have plenty of honey. No need to add any more at any time.