Welcome to my home page
My family name is “Bijlmakers” which means “Axe maker”. It’s the second oldest profession.
On this website you will find a variety of topics such as “insects”, “agriculture”, “genealogy” (my family tree), collections of “proverbs and quotes”, information about “wine making”, and much more. This page is the starting point to visit all my pages; just pick one of the topics below.
"Every problem can be solved"
Insects and Spiders
I am an entomologist, so it will be no surprise that several of my websites are about insects and spiders. Start with Entomology for beginners, Araneology for beginners, or browse the list of proverbs and quotes about insects.
Fruits & Vegetables
Are you interested in agriculture? Several of my pages are about fruits, vegetables and cereals, such as apples, mangoes, beans or rice. Also have a look at tropical fruits or visit the World Crops Database with information and photos of hundreds of agricultural crops.
One of my hobbies is collecting information about my family tree with all its branches and roots. Names in the family tree include: Bijlmakers, Rulkens, Vaessen and Deckers.
Proverbs and Quotes
Another of my hobbies is to collect proverbs and quotes. Here’s an example:
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
(George Bernard Shaw)
Of course I have also collected some proverbs and quotes about wine.
Some men will build a wine cellar when they have found just one grape.
Other pages and links
On www.bijlmakers.com I have several other pages such as the page about the Cooper test. Here I also provide links to my other websites, including Beautiful Chiangmai, and links to some favorite sites, such as Minkukel.