Hey, so the two months is up and I sampled my tweaked recipe, here's how mine turned out.
Given the fact that I used a stronger yeast than bread yeast, and the fact that I had a bit less honey than I was supposed to (beekeeper's going to give me a bigger batch for cheaper next time), the Mead doesn't taste much like honey. But it does taste great!
Since it's my first time, I was scared I'd screw up, but it's actually pretty drinkable. It's very dry, and tastes a lot like white wine. Also, it was a really good call not to add the skin of the oranges in with the mix. It would have spoiled the taste.
I actually like that it's dry. I'll be able to drink a lot without getting sick, unlike with a dessert wine.
All in all, good taste, just doesn't taste like honey enough. I'll be sure to add more honey (and maybe vanilla or whatnot) to the next mix.
Oh, also, I don't know the alcohol %. Gonna go buy the thing for that. I guess it's about as high as a normal wine.