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You will want to use Wild Flower honey in VERRRRRRY Small amounts. It is quite pungent when made into mead, and is not very reliable. There can be great swings in the quality of wild flower honey from batch to batch. I avoid it like the plague.
I would NOT boil anything that is going into my mead. You could wash with warm water, and then use some campden tabs to kill any yeast left in the fruit.
I always like to recommend D-47 for n00bs because it works pretty well. I've had a lot of trouble with it craping out at 12% on me, but that's a good thing for your purpose. Start with 3# per gallon, D-47, and Top with more honey if it's not sweet enough....you'll eventually hit the limit, and end up sweet.
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