well, honey has volume, and that makes the whole equation a bit tricky, but 3# of honey per gallon in a 3 or 5 gallon carboy will give you about a 1.100 OG. For fruit forward mead, i'd just use clover honey (not that clover doesn't make a fine show mead)
If you can, get it clear, get it carbed, use a BMBF to bottle, and let it age in the bottles...without crud at the bottom.
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.