None what so ever, I've been doing it for years. It's easier for some folks to blame others for their hive failures than themselves and that makes for better "news" articles. Take those with a grain of salt.
I find this very surprising yet good news for me.
I live within one mile of a large plant nursery that I am sure uses chemical, they have
hundreds of acres of plants.
The rest of my surrounding area is rural houses and woods but the nursery had me worried about
setting up a couple of hives.
Across the street from me is a series of ponds but I am at the top of the hill from the ponds but
most of my land is a large grassy (sort of grass/dandelion/weed) field with a few nice places for hives.
How do bees do in Southern pine forests?
My local bee club is not all that friendly or I'd have more answers.....