Beehive construction plans are available online from BeeSource.com, BuzzAboutBees.net and Dummies.com. These websites offer detailed plans for a variety of different models, as well as accessories such as a solar wax melter.
Bee Source offers a variety of free downloadable PDFs of beehive plans. Plans available on this website include the 10-frame Langstroth beehive, the 5-Frame Nucleus beehive and the Double 3-Frame Brood Hive.
For Dummies offers step-by-step instructions for constructing a beehive. These instructions include labelled diagrams and a list of required materials. Beehives are generally made from inexpensive lumber and plywood. The website also offers tips and information for new beekeepers.