There are three main ingredients you need to make mead: honey, yeast and water. You may use more than these three but only these three have to be used.
All authors dealing with wines agree about it: grape is the single most important thing in wine making. Trying to imitate a great wine with poor grapes will result in a poor wine. So attention should be paid to the honey you use.
Go to the honey section.
The strain of yeast will determine the length and ease of the fermentation and part of the flavor profile
Go to the yeast page.
Go to the water page.