Hey Fshrgy99, if you want to try wood, go for it. Most beeks in the USA use wood. We can’t all be cavemen (and women) can we? Most of my hives are foam, but I do have a few all wood hives too. Last time I checked, I lost 2 or 3 woods this winter, but I was surprised some smallish wood nucs have survived. One of those wood nucs is just 13 half medium sized mating frames in a wood box with absolutely ZERO insulation, no tar paper, and a BIG top vent. Somehow they’re still alive. Go figure! None of my wood hives have insulation on them. Nada, zero, zip, ei mitään . I’ve probably lost 3 and have 3 living; 50% loss in the wood hives for me. Might be raising queens from those surviving wood babies this summer :-D
Personally I’m sticking with foam hives because my overwintering yields are better, they’re more tolerant of beek mismanagement (IMO), and they’re more flexible for my management style. But as T Beek wisely says, "different strokes for different folks". If you want to try wood, by all means give it a whirl.