Just enough honey to cover the bottom of the pot. Now turn on the heat.
The honey starts boiling pretty quickly.
The entire honey cook time was roughly 6 minutes. The color started dramatically and rapidly changing around minute 4 and by minute 6 my whole apartment was filled with acrid smoke.
The last two images show my mead in the fermentor. The only difference between the two is that the second one has the honey in it. The whole thing is very very opaque. I later filled it up and stowed it away. I will take a stowed picture soon.