That was a lot of money spent on honey, so I'm going to see if I can get some kind of return on investment. At 7.75% ABV that's like a strong beer but too sweet for anyone to want to drink an entire pint. I still had about a pound of honey left over so I mixed it with some hot water (to lower the viscosity) and then mixed that into the bochet. A thick foam appeared at the surface immediately. Once it settled down I checked the gravity but the change was negligible. I sealed the lid and the airlock has been bubbling steadily for about 24 hours now. Perhaps I can step feed it until the ABV gets sufficiently high. I'm going to leave it alone to do its thing until the activity slows and then I'll measure the gravity again. It seems like opening the lid and stirring it can sometimes slow or stop CO2 production.