The Apiary was designed and constructed for Coppice by Andrew Furse.

    The Apiary is a double-feeder, double bellows free-reed aerophone. It contains two independent/identical air reservoirs with interchangeable reed-board tops. Sounds are obtained by opening small wooden slides that cover holes directly above block-mounted reeds. The feeder bellows are hand pumped and fill opposing wedge-shaped reservoirs pressurized by spring force. The air chest constitutes a near entirety of the instrument where all bellows and reed-boards are mounted. Folding legs allow the Apiary to be easily transported and played either sitting or standing.

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    Present in:
    • Droopy
    • Snow
    • Origin: Designed and constructed for Coppice by Andrew Furse
    • Year: 2011